- n. 投入；跳进
- vi. 突然地下降；投入；陷入；跳进
- vt. 使陷入；使投入；使插入
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2. plumb => plunge: 该词原先的含义是测试水深的铅锤或者用铅锤将渔网拉入水中。
- plunge: see plumb
- plunge (v.)
- late 14c., "to put or thrust violently into," also intransitive, from Old French plongier "plunge, sink into; plunge into, dive in" (mid-12c., Modern French plonger), from Vulgar Latin *plumbicare "to heave the lead," from Latin plumbum "lead" (see plumb (n.)). Original notion perhaps is of a sounding lead or a fishing net weighted with lead. Related: Plunged; plunging. Plunging neckline attested from 1949.
- plunge (n.)
- c. 1400, "deep pool," from plunge (v.). From late 15c. as "a sudden pitch forward;" meaning "act of plunging" is from 1711. Figurative use in take the plunge "commit oneself" is from 1845, from earlier noun sense of "point of being in trouble or danger" (1530s).
- 1. Take the opportunity to plunge yourself into your career.
- 2. Local residents saw it plunge towards Earth with a deafening roar.
- 3. He braced himself for the icy plunge into the black water.
- 4. This plunge came in a time of relatively benign economic conditions.
- 5. The country, they say, will inevitably now plunge headlong into decadence.
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