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plunge (sb/sth) into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with plunge   /plʌndʒ/ us  
to suddenly experience a bad situation or unhappiness, or to make someone or something suddenly experience a bad situation or unhappiness: The country was plunged into recession. He was plunged into despair when his wife left him.Experiencing and sufferingCausing difficulties for oneself or others
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