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plunk(plŭngk) also plonk (plŏngk, plŭngk)
v. plunked, plunk·ing, plunks also plonked or plonk·ing or plonks
1. To throw or place heavily or abruptly: plunked the money down on the counter.
2. To strum or pluck (a stringed instrument).
1. To drop or fall abruptly or heavily; plump: plunked onto the couch with a sigh of relief.
2. To emit a hollow twanging sound.
1. Informal A heavy blow or stroke.
2. A short hollow twanging sound.
1. With a short hollow thud.
2. Exactly; precisely: The dart landed plunk in the center of the target.
1. (Music, other) to pluck (the strings) of (a banjo, harp, etc) or (of such an instrument) to give forth a sound when plucked
2. (often foll by down) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenly
3. the act or sound of plunking
4. informal a hard blow
an exclamation imitative of the sound of something plunking
informal exactly; squarely: plunk into his lap.
2. to throw, put, drop, etc., heavily or suddenly; plump (often fol. by down).
3. to push, shove, toss, etc. (sometimes fol. by in, over, etc.): to plunk the ball over the net.v.i.
4. to give forth a twanging sound.
5. to drop heavily or suddenly; plump (often fol. by down): to plunk down somewhere.n.
6. the act or sound of plunking.
7. a direct, forcible blow.adv.
8. squarely; exactly: The ball landed plunk in the middle.
[1760–70; expressive word akin to pluck]
Past participle: plunked
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|Noun||1.||plunk - a hollow twanging sound|
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
|2.||plunk - (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly|
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
|Verb||1.||plunk - make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground|
|2.||plunk - set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"|
|3.||plunk - drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"|
power-dive - make a power dive; "The airplane power-dived"
nosedive - plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft
duck - submerge or plunge suddenly
crash-dive - descend steeply and rapidly
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
|4.||plunk - pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"|
twang - pluck (strings of an instrument); "He twanged his bow"
|Adv.||1.||plunk - with a short hollow thud; "plop came the ball down to the corner of the green"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
vt banjo → zupfen