plunge

plunge
I [plʌndʒ]
nome
1) (from height) tuffo m.

to take a plunge — (dive) tuffarsi

2) econ. brusca caduta f., crollo m. (in di)
••

to take the plunge — saltare il fosso

II 1. [plʌndʒ]
verbo transitivo

to plunge sth. into sth. — affondare qcs. in qcs.

he plunged his hand into the water — immerse la mano nell'acqua

to be plunged into — fig. sprofondare in [crisis]; essere coinvolto in [strike]; essere sommerso da [debt]; essere avvolto da [darkness]

2.
verbo intransitivo
1) [person] (dive) tuffarsi; (fall) cadere; [plane] picchiare, scendere in picchiata; [road] scendere ripidamente; [cliff] cadere a picco; fig. [rate, value] crollare
2) fig. (embark on)

to plunge into — intraprendere [activity, career]; entrare in [chaos, crisis]

* * *
1. verb
1) (to throw oneself down (into deep water etc); to dive: He plunged into the river.) tuffarsi
2) (to push (something) violently or suddenly into: He plunged a knife into the meat.) conficcare
2. noun
(an act of plunging; a dive: He took a plunge into the pool.) tuffo, immersione
- take the plunge
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plunge /plʌndʒ/
n.
1 (anche sport) tuffo; immersione
2 (fam.) nuotata
3 (USA) piscina
4 (fig.) tuffo, salto, balzo: a plunge for the exit, un balzo verso l'uscita
5 (comm.: di prezzi, quotazioni, ecc.) caduta a picco (o verticale); crollo; tonfo (fam.): the plunge in prices, la caduta a picco dei prezzi
6 (fam.) investimento poco prudente; speculazione avventata
7 (geol.) angolo d'inclinazione
plunge pool, (geogr.) buca (sotto una cascata); (anche) piccola piscina; vasca idromassaggio □ (fig.) to take the plunge, saltare il fosso; decidersi; buttarsi (fam.); fare il gran passo.
♦ (to) plunge /plʌndʒ/
A v. t.
1 immergere (anche fig.); tuffare: to plunge one's face into the water, immergere il viso nell'acqua
2 (fig.) gettare; precipitare; spingere: to plunge a room into darkness, gettare una stanza nell'oscurità; to plunge the nation into war, (far) precipitare la nazione nella guerra
3 affondare nel terreno; interrare (un vaso da fiori, ecc.)
B v. i.
1 immergersi (anche fig.); tuffarsi: to plunge into water, tuffarsi nell'acqua; I plunged into his latest novel, mi immersi nella lettura del suo ultimo romanzo
2 (sport) tuffarsi (rif. al portiere, ecc.): (rugby) to plunge over the Redskins' line, tuffarsi oltre la linea di meta dei Redskin
3 (fig.) gettarsi; buttarsi; lanciarsi; precipitarsi; entrare improvvisamente; salire (o scendere) a precipizio: to plunge into the thick of the jungle, gettarsi nel folto della giungla; to plunge down a steep slope, buttarsi giù per un ripido pendio; to plunge into a room, precipitarsi in una stanza; (fig.) to plunge into a discussion, lanciarsi in una discussione; to plunge upstairs [downstairs], salire [scendere] le scale a precipizio
4 (di nave) beccheggiare
5 (comm.: di prezzi, quotazioni, monete, ecc.) calare all'improvviso; cadere a picco (o verticalmente); crollare; fare un tonfo (fam.)
6 fare speculazioni avventate
7 giocare grosso; puntare forte
to plunge into debt, ingolfarsi nei debiti □ (econ.) to plunge into recession, cadere (o precipitare) in recessione □ to be plunged in thought, essere immerso nei pensieri.
* * *
I [plʌndʒ]
nome
1) (from height) tuffo m.

to take a plunge — (dive) tuffarsi

2) econ. brusca caduta f., crollo m. (in di)
••

to take the plunge — saltare il fosso

II 1. [plʌndʒ]
verbo transitivo

to plunge sth. into sth. — affondare qcs. in qcs.

he plunged his hand into the water — immerse la mano nell'acqua

to be plunged into — fig. sprofondare in [crisis]; essere coinvolto in [strike]; essere sommerso da [debt]; essere avvolto da [darkness]

2.
verbo intransitivo
1) [person] (dive) tuffarsi; (fall) cadere; [plane] picchiare, scendere in picchiata; [road] scendere ripidamente; [cliff] cadere a picco; fig. [rate, value] crollare
2) fig. (embark on)

to plunge into — intraprendere [activity, career]; entrare in [chaos, crisis]


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