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Plunge, vb. 1) tr. to put under water, to immerse: Shr. I, 1, 23. Figuratively: “do not p. thyself too far in anger,” All's II, 3, 222. “thou wouldst have --d thyself in riot,” Tim. IV, 3, 255. “would p. him into far more choler,” Hml. III, 2, 318.
2) intr. a) to dive, to rush into water: Tp. I, 2, 211. Mids. III, 2, 48. Tim. III, 5, 13. Caes. I, 2, 105.
b) to pitch, to thrust out one's limbs in water: “like an unpractised swimmer --ing still,” Lucr. 1098.
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