plunk down

plunked down or plonked down; plunking down or plonking down; plunks down

Definition of plunk down

intransitive verb

: to drop abruptly : settle into position

transitive verb

1a : 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

Examples of plunk down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a line of people like this columnist who would plunk down deposits on season tickets. John Canzano | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Canzano: Feels like a big month for the Portland Diamond Project and MLB to PDX," 1 Nov. 2019 Better yet, grab a bottle of wine, a baguette and cheese and plunk down on the grass of the Champ de Mars near sunset and watch the the tower's light show, on display for five minutes at the top of every hour after dark. James Carroll, USA TODAY, "Exploring Paris while Notre Dame is out of commission: Other must-see spots to check out," 7 Aug. 2019 Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys plunked down $20.8 million for the striking estate, according to people not authorized to comment on the sale. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Alicia Keys gets into the La Jolla state of mind," 14 Sep. 2019 We were plunked down in the swamps of southeastern Arkansas. Melissa Chan, Time, "George Takei on His Own Experiences in an Internment Camp and New Show The Terror: Infamy," 15 Aug. 2019 Tourists and locals flock to the magnificent baroque landmark, plunking down on the steps and taking a breather from their busy day. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Per Favore, Do Not Sit On the Spanish Steps," 8 Aug. 2019 Halfway down the island chain is Islamorada, with its purple-tinted sunsets and luxe, pricey resorts, but thankfully this Key’s beauty isn’t limited to those who’ve plunked down plastic for a posh suite. Nancy Depalma, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Beaches in the Florida Keys," 19 July 2019 Instead of plunking down hundreds or even thousands of dollars for lessons, Swing AI is charging subscribers a fee of $9.99 to get their swings assessed. Don Markus,, "European Tour could provide big boost for Baltimore-based company’s golf instruction app," 15 July 2019 Alternatively, plunk down at a table in the Circle Centre Mall food court for some prime Star-Lord and Stormtrooper spotting. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Everything you need to know about Gen Con, gamer or not," 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of plunk down

1891, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of plunk down was in 1891

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