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plonk (someone, something, or oneself) down

To set, throw, drop, or place someone, something, or oneself heavily down to a lower level. A variant of the more common "plunk (someone, something, or oneself) down." He plonked the bag on the table and went into his room without a word. Please don't just plonk yourself down in front of the television all afternoon—I want you to play outside for at least two hours today! He threw his toy across the room, so I carried him upstairs kicking and screaming and plonked him down in bed for the night.
See also: down, plonk

plonk down

To fall or set down heavily down to a lower level. A variant of the more common "plunk (someone, something, or oneself) down." He came into the room and plonked down onto the sofa, too tired to speak. Please don't just plonk down in front of the television all afternoon—I want you to play outside for at least two hours today!
See also: down, plonk

plonk (someone or something) up

To set someone or something upright against or atop something else in a haphazard or careless manner. Someone plonked the sack of money up against the side of the building and just left it there! The odd little café was just sort of plonked up on top of the little hill all on its own. He plonked the little girl up on the his shoulders so she could see the parade.
See also: plonk, up

plonked up

Set upright against or atop something in a haphazard or careless manner. The odd little café was just sort of plonked up on top of the little hill all on its own. We discovered the sack of money plonked up against the side of the building, without a soul in sight!
See also: plonk, up

plonk something down

to slap something down; to plop something down. He plonked a dollar down and demanded a newspaper. He plonked down his beer mug on the bar.
See also: down, plonk

plonk

n. white wine; cheap wine; any liquor. (From French blanc.) That plonk is really hard on the gut.

plonked (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also plonk, blank.) He sure is plonked up.
See also: plonk, up

plonked

verb
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Then it was back to the chalet - and another bottle of plonk! Our snow-bound source slurs: "After trying a tricky black run she decided to wind down with a few drinks.
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COMFY: PM makes himself at home; SOFA SO GOOD: Prime Minister greets Queen; BUM NOTE: He's about to plonk his bottom down
Taking the new TVfad of putting everyday folk into unusual situations (desert islands, strange jobs and the like), this new series goes to for the historical perspective, and plonks them into entirely different centuries - or as close an approximation to them as they can muster.