transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (immerse, thrust) to plunge sth
intosth [into liquid] sumergir* or meter algo enalgo she plunged the knife into his heart le hundió or le clavó el cuchillo en el corazón I plunged my hands deeper into my pockets metí bien las manos en los bolsillosMás ejemplos en oraciones
Más ejemplos en oraciones1.2 (into state, condition) the street was plunged into darkness la calle quedó a oscuras or quedó sumida en la oscuridad the news plunged him into the depths of depression la noticia lo sumió en una fuerte depresión the nation was plunged into war la nación se vio precipitada a una guerra to plunge oneself into work/study/a cause entregarse* al trabajo/al estudio/a una causa
- Take the tip of a large knife and quickly and firmly plunge the knife downwards through this cross.
- He got as close as he could before plunging his gloved hand quickly into the center of the smoking embers, and drawing out a long blackened object.
- With the warrior dazed, he quickly plunges his sword into his exposed chest.
- They first dunk the tissue in a simple solution of ethylene glycol and buffered saline, and then chill the samples by plunging them into liquid nitrogen.
- To cook the quail's eggs, drop the eggs into boiling water for three and a half minutes and then plunge them into iced water to halt the cooking process.
- Using rubber gloves, put nettles in two litres of salted boiling water for a second to remove the sting then plunge them into iced water.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 (dive) zambullirse; (fall) caer* he plunged into the pool se zambulló en la piscina she plunged 50ft to her death cayó 50 pies y encontró la muerte the car plunged over the cliff el coche se precipitó por el acantilado she plunged into the New York social scene se metió de cabeza en el mundillo social neoyorquinoMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She dove, a beautiful swan dive, and plunged into the crystal clear, saltwater pool.
- I watched as two police divers plunged into the frigid East River and quickly collected the corpse.
- The dog jumped out of Gareth's arms and plunged into the canal where he made his way under a mooring jetty.
- 2 2.1 (slope downward steeply) [road/path] descender* bruscamente the neckline plunges at the back el escote se acentúa en la espalda 2.2 (drop) [price/output/popularity] caer* en picada or (Spain/España) en picado, desplomarse, irse* a piqueMás ejemplos en oraciones
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- In Florida, some brave passengers saved their bus from plunging almost 200 feet into the water.
- Children and adults alike were screaming as we were thrown around the sharp corners and plunged down the deep falls.
- The aircraft made several circles before suddenly plunging into the sea with its lights out.
- The news resulted in their share value plunging 50%.
- The transfer market is plunging in value, wages are being depressed and more and more footballers are finding themselves unemployed.
- The value of those properties plunged 64.6 per cent to HK $4.61 billion.
- 3 (pitch) [ship] cabecear; [horse] corcovearMás ejemplos en oraciones
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- This meant climbing to the top of the 80 ft mast in a safety harness, with the yacht plunging in gusts of wind and a choppy sea, and holding on for dear life for five hours while she attached a spare halyard.
- Cresting over the back of a wave, the boat plunges into a trough and rides up the back of another swell, crashing through into another trough.
- It proved necessary to row ashore in a small dinghy, plunging through the hot spray past a Turkish battleship that had been moored for so long that the coral had grown up around it, immobilising it forever.
- After a time, Monseigneur hears a loud cry, and the horses rear and plunge.
- Pierce's horse, Arinex, was tied even more tightly, his head high as he reared and plunged, trying to get free.
- With a wild neigh, Andaril reared and plunged through the circle of guards and archers, their arrows useless.
- 1.1 (in water) zambullida (feminine), chapuzón (masculine) to take the plunge (take a risk) arriesgarse*, jugarse* el todo por el todo (get married) casarse, dar* el paso 1.2 (fall) caída (feminine) 1.3 (of price, value) caída (feminine); (of temperature) descenso (masculine) shares took a plunge las acciones se fueron a pique or cayeron en picada or (Spain/España) en picado 1.4 (of neckline) escote (masculine) ([ profundo ])
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