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English definition of “plonk”

plonk

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (PUT DOWN)    /plɒŋk/ US  /plɑːŋk/ informal (US usually plunk)
to put something down heavily and without taking care: Just plonk the shopping (down) on the table, and come and have a cup of tea. Come in and plonk yourselves (down) (= sit down) anywhere you like.Placing and positioning an object
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