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plunging

verb
present participle of plunge

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1 to cast oneself head first into deep water
  • she took a deep breath and plunged from the side of the pool

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2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • prices for those televisions have really plunged since they were first introduced

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3 to lead or extend downward
  • a stairway plunging into darkness

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“Plunging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/plunging. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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