plunge to

plunge to (something)

To fall or plummet down to some lower level or degree at a high and often uncontrollable speed. The bus skidded on the ice and plunged to bottom of the ravine. The stock market plunged to its lowest level in over 50 years.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With a fine dusting of snow on the ground and temperatures hovering just above freezing, dozens of dedicated individuals gathered at SIU's Campus Lake Saturday morning to participate in the 2018 SIU Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.
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?
Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono asked Russia for information on the route of Russian space station Mir's plunge to Earth while he visited the country, ministry officials said Thursday.