Definition of plunk
Examples of plunk in a Sentence
You've been plunking that banjo all afternoon!
She plunked out a little tune on the piano.
plunking away on a guitar
The pitcher plunked the first two batters of the game.
She plunked a mug of coffee on the counter.
Recent Examples of plunk from the Web
Out of the Crate After plunking down $86,090, buyers can fit a bunch of extra bits on their Demons to get the power figure up to 840 horsepower when burning 100-octane gasoline.
Martinez was plunked on his left hand while fouling off a 90-mile per hour fastball.
The company has a long way to go to reach demand, and about 400,000 plunked down their cash to get on the waiting list for a 3.
Green has voiced his belief that deliberately plunking a batter is an outdated mode of retribution, especially if the opposing side did not have ill intent.
Handed a 4–2 lead going into the ninth, righty Blake Treinen got Addison Russell to strike out to start the frame, then plunked Jeimer Candelario.
One batter later, Homer Bailey plunked Santana, leading home-plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth to speak briefly to the right-hander.
But the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has only plunked $275,000 into the South Carolina race, compared to a $5 million investment in the special election in Georgia’s 6th District.
But the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plunked only $275,000 into the South Carolina race, compared with a $5 million investment in the Georgia special election.
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Origin and Etymology of plunk
First Known Use: 1808See Words from the same year
PLUNK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plunk for English Language Learners
: to pull or hit a string or key on a musical instrument with your fingers especially in a way that makes a brief, somewhat harsh sound
: to hit (someone or something) especially with a ball
: to drop or place (something or someone) in a forceful and often careless way
PLUNK Defined for Kids
Definition of plunk for Students
1 : to lie or sit down suddenly or heavily
2 : to drop or place heavily or carelessly She plunked her mug on the table.
3 : to make a sound on (an instrument) by pulling the strings or keys
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