plunge to

plunge to something

 
1. to fall or drop down to something. The temperature plunged to zero last night. The burning car plunged to the floor of the canyon.
2. to dive or fall to one's death. She walked straight to the edge of the cliff and plunged to her death. The burro slipped and plunged to an untimely end.
See also: plunge
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Only one other person has survived the Niagara Falls plunge to this date.
Sullivan, 23, had heard stories about how ice can stick painfully to a wet, bare foot and how the water temperature can be unbearable, but still she decided that she would join Joey's Polar Plunge to help raise money to send seriously ill children from Massachusetts to Camp Sunshine in Maine.
Human divers who plunge to penguin depths and then surface as briskly as these birds do develop dangerous nitrogen bubbles in their blood.
Then here's a question you probably don't want to ask yourself mid-loop: If gravity causes objects to fall toward Earth, why doesn't your coaster train plunge to the ground?
One drill at the DeSantis Property is presently drilling the Hydrothermal Zone down plunge to the west of the known mineralized intersections.
While the stock's plunge following the removal of Tysarbi from the market is painfully obvious on any technical chart of the stock, I find the equity's activity following this plunge to be quite enlightening.