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British English: /plʌn(d)ʒ/
American English: /pləndʒ/

Translation of plunge in Italian:


  • 1 (from height) to take a plunge (dive)
    death plunge (Journalism)
    mossa suicida
  • 2 (Economics)
    brusca caduta (feminine) , caduta (feminine) a picco, crollo (masculine)
    a plunge in share (British English) o stock (American English)
    un repentino calo dei titoli

transitive verb

  • 1 (thrust) See examples:to plunge something into something
    affondare qualcosa in qualcosa
    he plunged the knife into her heart she plunged her hand into the water, the bag
    immerse la mano nell'acqua, ficcò la mano nella borsa
    to be plunged into
    essere messo in
    essere immerso in
    (new experience)
    the house was plunged into darkness
    la casa fu avvolta dall'oscurità

intransitive verb

  • 1 (fall from height)
    (person, waterfall)
    (bird, plane)
    (road) [figurative]
    scendere ripidamente
    (cliff) [figurative]
    the plane plunged to the ground
    l'aereo è sceso in picchiata verso terra
    the boy plunged over the precipice to his death
    il bambino è caduto nel precipizio ed è morto
    the car plunged off the road
  • 2 [figurative] (drop sharply) (rate, value)
    calare (all'improvviso), crollare
  • 3 [figurative] (embark on) See examples:to plunge into
    (activity, career, negotiations)
    (chaos, crisis)
    entrare in una fase di
    essere in


to take the plunge

Phrasal verbs

plunge forward

(person, vehicle)
precipitarsi (in avanti)
(boat, horse)
lanciarsi (in avanti)

plunge in

tuffarsi, immergersi
[figurative] (impetuously)

Definition of plunge in:

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