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plunge

US [plʌndʒ]
UK [plʌndʒ]
  • v.暴跌;使突然前冲(或下落);骤降;突降
  • n.跳水;突然跌落;突然分离;骤减
  • Web投入;跳进;跳入
Simple Present:plunges  Present Participle:plunging  Past Tense:plunged  
plunge
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v.
1.
[i][t]
使突然前冲(或下落)to move or make sb/sth move suddenly forwards and/or downwards
She lost her balance and plunged 100 feet to her death.
她没有站稳,从 100 英尺的高处跌下摔死了。
The earthquake plunged entire towns over the edge of the cliffs.
地震将整座整座的城镇掀到悬崖之下。
2.
[i]
暴跌;骤降;突降to decrease suddenly and quickly
Stock markets plunged at the news of the coup.
政变的消息一传来,股票市场便暴跌。
3.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
陡峭地向下倾斜to slope down steeply
The track plunged down into the valley.
小路陡然而下,直插山谷。
4.
[i]
(剧烈)颠簸,震荡to move up and down suddenly and violently
The horse plunged and reared.
马猛然跃起,用后腿直立。
His heart plunged(= because of a strong emotion) .
他的心怦怦乱跳。
n.
1.
突然跌落;突然分离a sudden movement downwards or away from sth
The calm water ends there and the river begins a headlong plunge.
平静的河水突然中断,开始奔腾直泻而下。
2.
~ (in sth)
(数量、价格的)暴跌,猛降,骤减a sudden decrease in an amount or the value of sth
a dramatic plunge in profits
利润锐减
3.
~ into sth
卷入;参与the act of becoming involved in a situation or activity
The company is planning a deeper plunge into the commercial market.
这家公司正计划进一步投入商业市场。
4.
跳水;快速游泳an act of jumping or diving into water; a quick swim
He took the plunge into the deep end.
他跳入深水区。
She went for a plunge.
她去游泳了。
IDM
take the plunge
(informal)
(尤指深思熟虑后)果断行事,毅然决定to decide to do sth important or difficult, especially after thinking about it for a long time

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