Translation of "plunge" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /plʌndʒ/ us /plʌndʒ/ present participle plunging, past tense and past participle plunged

to fall or move down very quickly and with force

zambullirse, caer en picado
He plunged into the water.

to fall very quickly in amount or value

caer en picado
Temperatures plunged to minus 20.
noun uk /plʌndʒ/ us /plʌndʒ/
take the plunge

to do something important or difficult, especially after thinking about it for a long time

lanzarse, aventurarse
We’re finally going to take the plunge and buy a house.

(Translation of “plunge” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /plandʒ/

to throw oneself down (into deep water etc ); dive

lanzarse, zambullirse, tirarse de cabeza
He plunged into the river.

to push (something) violently or suddenly into

clavar, meter
He plunged a knife into the meat.
plunger noun

an instrument for clearing blocked pipes etc by suction.

take the plunge

to (decide to) start doing something new or difficult

dar el paso decisivo
They decided to take the plunge and open their own restaurant.

(Translation of “plunge” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)