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"plunk" in British English

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uk   us   /plʌŋk/
  • plunk verb (PUT DOWN)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] US (UK plonk) to put something down ​heavily and without taking ​care: Just plunk the ​shoppingbags (down) on the ​table, and come and have a ​cup of ​tea. Come in and plunk ​yourselves (down) (= ​sit down)anywhere you like.

plunknoun [U]

uk   /plʌŋk/  us   /plʌŋk/


uk   /plɒŋk/  us   /plɑːŋk/ (UK usually plonk)
(Definition of plunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plunkverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /plʌŋk/
to put something down ​heavily or ​suddenly: [M] She plunked the trashcan down in the ​driveway. If you plunk ​money down, you ​pay it: [M] She plunked down most of her ​savings to ​buy the ​house.

plunknoun [U]

 us   /plʌŋk/
  • plunk noun [U] (SOUND)

a ​sound like that made when a ​hollowobject is ​dropped: The ​stonedropped in the ​lake with a ​satisfying plunk.
(Definition of plunk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plunk”
in Arabic يُلقي…
in Korean (아무렇게나 탁) 내려놓다…
in Portuguese jogar…
in Catalan deixar caure…
in Japanese ~をぽいっと放り投げる, ドスンと投げ出す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扑通声及放下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撲通聲及放下…
in Italian lasciare cadere di peso…
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