plunge to (one's) death

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plunge to (one's) death

To fall from such a great height that one dies upon impact. The whole time we were on the rickety rope bridge, I couldn't help but think we were going to plunge to our death in the river far below.
See also: death, plunge
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Suicide dam where tormented souls plunge to their deaths
In the past five years, however, the dam is the spot where eight people came to end their suffering and plunge to their deaths from the dam wall.
Fifteen people died when a packed gangway collapsed, causing workers and family members to plunge to their deaths. The Queen sent a message of sympathy in the wake of the disaster.