plunk down

verb
|Updated on: 25 Jun 2018

Definition of plunk down

: to drop abruptly : settle into position
1 a : to put down usually firmly or abruptly
  • plunked the items down on the counter
b : to settle (oneself) into position
  • plunked himself down on the bench
2 : to pay out
  • reluctant to plunk down the money for a new car

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First Known Use of plunk down

1891

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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