plunge into

Definition of plunge into

  1. 1 :  to push (something) into (something) quickly and forcefully He plunged the knife into the cake. I plunged the sponge into the bucket of water.

  2. 2 :  to start doing (something) with enthusiasm and energy She plunged (right) into the assignment.

  3. 3 :  to suddenly begin to be in (a particular and usually bad condition or situation) He plunged into a severe depression.

  4. 4 :  to cause (someone or something) to suddenly be in (a particular condition or situation) A series of bad management decisions had plunged the company into debt. The author plunges his readers into a world of fantasy.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly into something

    :  to cause to enter a state or course of action usually suddenly, unexpectedly, or violently

    :  to thrust or cast oneself into or as if into water

  1. :  an act or instance of plunging :  dive

    :  swim

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