plunk down

verb
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of plunk down

intransitive verb
: to drop abruptly : settle into position
transitive verb
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


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