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
Green has voiced his belief that deliberately plunking a batter is an outdated mode of retribution, especially if the opposing side did not have ill intent.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.
James Hoyt plunked Mookie Betts in the right knee with one out in the seventh before hitting Dustin Pedroia in the back with a pitch.
Pittsburgh righty Trevor Williams was the one who plunked Stanton.
That's after plunking down almost $800,000 as a 20 percent deposit.
Even the famously cynical P. T. Barnum plunked down his cash.
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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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