plunge down (something)

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plunge down (something)

To fall or plummet down something at a high and often uncontrollable speed. The bus skidded on the ice and plunged down the side of the ravine. The roller coaster plunged down the near-vertical drop, making everyone on board scream with delighted terror.
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plunge down something

to run or fall down something. The car plunged down the hill and ran into a tree at the bottom. The bicyclist plunged down the side of the hill at a great speed.
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We were out of bed at break of day, feeling fresh and vigorous, and took a hearty breakfast, then plunged down through the leafy arcades of the Castle grounds, toward the town.
It was a broad, well-engineered road that took them up a grade miles long and plunged down into the Canyon of the Sacramento.
His voice began on a medium key and climbed steadily up till it reached a certain point, where it bore with strong emphasis upon the topmost word and then plunged down as if from a spring-board:
Releasing their two prisoners, who leaped away like startled deer, they plunged down the steep path into the steaming jungle.
Then he plunged down beneath the tortuous vault of the spiral staircase, and once more descended.
His forefeet missed the rail by a yard, and he plunged down into the sea.
The bow plunged down, just missing me and sending a swash of water clear over my head.
The figure had plunged down the precipice, and she felt herself, as it were, attending on the body.
Meanwhile, DOSH director-general Omar Mat Piah said the department found that the PPR elevator had not plunged down but stopped abruptly about two metres from the elevator buffer.
A man has died after the car he was driving left the road and plunged down an embankment.
The car left the A95 Keith to Banff road, near Glenbarry Croft, and plunged down an embankment before coming to a rest on its side against a fence.
The bus was carrying total 22 people when it plunged down the canal, Police rescued added.
23 (ANI): At least, 11 people including three children were killed after a car plunged down a hill in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district on late Wednesday night.
GUATEMALA CITY: At least eight people were killed and 15 were seriously injured in Guatemala when a minibus came off the edge of a road and plunged down a ravine, an emergency services official said on Wednesday.The vehicle was travelling in the San Pedro Necta municipality in a mountainous part of western Guatemala when the accident occurred, a spokesman for fire services said.
The bus, carrying 57 people in total, was heading for the capital, Lima, when it was struck by a tractor trailer and plunged down the slope onto a rocky beach, firefighter Claudia Espinoza said.