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Plunk   /pləŋk/   Listen
Plunk

verb
1.
Make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground.  Synonyms: clop, clump, clunk.
2.
Set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise.  Synonyms: flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk down.  "He planked himself into the sofa"
3.
Drop steeply.  Synonyms: dive, plunge.
4.
Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.  Synonyms: pick, pluck.



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"Plunk" Quotes from Famous Books



... that tree until we got down into town. Even then it was easy for a little distance on account of Central Avenue running east and west. We had good luck because our hike straight west down the hill took us right plunk into Central Avenue. ...
— Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... sprung forward over the ground. It would not have surprised Rosalie, who was then about four, to see one of these stupendous leaps continue in a whirling flight through mid-air and her father come hurtling over the gate and drop with an enormous plunk at her feet like a huge dead bird, as a partridge once had come plunk over the hedge and out of the sky when she was in a lane adjacent to a shooting party. It would not have surprised her in the least. Nothing her father did ever surprised Rosalie. The world was his and the fulness ...
— This Freedom • A. S. M. Hutchinson



Words linked to "Plunk" :   hit, chute, power-dive, go down, pull, draw, baseball game, fall, jump, twang, colloquialism, dump, sound, go, crash-dive, put down, force, come down, nosedive, parachute, baseball, place down, hitting, duck, set down, descend, striking



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