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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplunge into
he/she/itplunges into
present participleplunging into
past tenseplunged into
past participleplunged into
  1. 2
    plunge something into something to quickly push something a long way into something else

    He plunged his arm into the sack once more.

    Plunge the sliced onions into boiling water.

  2. 3
    plunge someone/something into something to suddenly put someone or something in a particular state or situation

    The city was plunged into total darkness when the entire electrical system failed.

  3. 4
    plunge into something to jump or dive into water

    Four police officers plunged into freezing water to rescue a man yesterday.

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