Plunge

Plunge

  • (verb) jump or dive quickly and energetically; “Joy stripped her clothes off and plunged into the sea”
  • (verb) fall suddenly and uncontrollably; “the aircraft plunged to the ground”
  • (verb) embark impetuously on a speech or course of action; “he came to a decision, and plunged on before he had time to reconsider it”
  • (verb) suffer a rapid decrease in value; “shares in the company plunged 18p on news that profits had fallen”
  • (verb) (of a ship) pitch; “the ship plunged through the 20-foot seas”
  • (verb) (of a horse) rear violently; “the frightened horse plunged and bolted”
  • (verb) push or thrust quickly; “he plunged his hands into his pockets”
  • (verb) quickly immerse in liquid; “plunge the pears into a bowl of cold water”
  • (verb) suddenly bring into a specified condition or state; “the room was plunged into darkness”
  • (verb) sink (a pot containing a plant) in the ground; “pot up and plunge spring-flowering bulbs”
  • (noun) an act of jumping or diving into water; “a plunge into the deep end of the pool”
  • (noun) a swift and drastic fall in value or amount; “the central bank declared a 76% plunge in its profits”

Phrases:

  • take the plunge — commit oneself to a course of action about which one is nervous;“she wondered whether to enter for the race, but decided to take the plunge”

Plunge (प्लन्ज) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • गोता, छलांग, डुबकी, प्रवेश, तैरने का तालाब, कूद, डुबाना, डूबना, प्रवेश करना, गोता लगाना, किसी काम में मग्न हो जाना, झटके से डालना, उछाल आना, ग़ोता लगाना, कूदना

Plunge Origin

  • late Middle English: from Old French plungier ‘thrust down’, based on Latin plumbum ‘lead, plummet’.

Plunge in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • More than 250 people took the plunge at Lake Fenton.
  • Political donations plunge to $16.7m – down from average $25ma year.
  • Temperatures to plunge to -5.
  • Big Oil Companies Finished 2018 Strong Despite Plunge in Oil Prices.
  • In Spain, international adoptions plunge while surrogacy grows.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of plunge

  • sound like “put lung in water”

Plunge pronunciation

Wane

Wane

  • (verb) (of a state or feeling) decrease in vigour or extent; become weaker; “confidence in the dollar waned”
  • (verb) (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size; “the moon is waning”
  • (Phrase) on the wane — becoming weaker or less extensive; “the epidemic was on the wane”
  • (noun) the amount by which a plank or log is bevelled or falls short of a squared shape; “I cut the log into slabs without removing the outside wane”

Wane (वेन / वैन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • उतरना, घटना, ढलना, कम होना, क्षीण होना, अधोगति, अवनति, कमी, क्षय, घटाव, पतन, ह्रास, चंद घटना

Wane Origin

  • Old English wanian ‘lessen’, of Germanic origin; related to Latin vanus ‘vain’.

Wane in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Manufacturing activity picks up but optimism continues to wane.
  • US Report Says Anti-Americanism On the Wane in Greece.
  • India’s craze for gold on the wane as yellow metal gets dearer.
  • Atheism may be on the wane in Britain.
  • Davos: Citigroup CEO admits London focus will wane after Brexit.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of wane

  • wane === opposite of gain

Wane pronunciation