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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyplunge in
he/she/itplunges in
present participleplunging in
past tenseplunged in
past participleplunged in
Related words
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to suddenly start doing something with energy and enthusiasm, but sometimes without thinking about it first

    Your help will not always be appreciated at first, but plunge in anyway.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to quickly push something a long way into something else

    Luke plunged the needle in deep.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to quickly jump or dive into water
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