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
Even the famously cynical P. T. Barnum plunked down his cash.
The latest powder keg was lit on Monday in San Francisco, when Giants reliever Hunter Strickland plunked Washington’s Bryce Harper with a 98 mph fastball, 2 1/2 years after Harper homered twice off the pitcher during the 2014 postseason.
Shields recalled Coco Crisp of the Red Sox charging him in 2008 after Shields, then with the Rays, plunked him for going into second base too hard earlier.
Their revenge wasn’t plotting to plunk Harper three years later.
Paul Byrd/Eddie Perez Brawl Feature Harper took exception on Monday after Strickland plunked him.
The first pitch Harper saw from Giants reliever Hunter Strickland was a 98 mph offering that plunked him in the right hip.
Potential new owners could acquire most of Tiller by plunking down $3.5 million.
With the important stuff already wired in, fitting an SRC system is simply a matter of plunking down $429, removing the neck cushion, plugging in a pair of wires and fitting the new control panel.
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Origin and Etymology of plunk
First Known Use: 1808
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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