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plunk (someone, something, or oneself) down

To set, throw, drop, or place someone, something, or oneself heavily down to a lower level. He plunked the bag on the table and went into his room without a word. Please don't just plunk 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 plunked him down in bed for the night.
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plunk down

To fall or set down heavily down to a lower level. He came into the room and plunked down onto the sofa, too tired to speak. Please don't just plunk down in front of the television all afternoon—I want you to play outside for at least two hours today!
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plunk (oneself) down

to sit or fall down hard. Nancy pulled up a chair and plunked herself down. She pulled the chair up and plunked down. She plunked herself down in the middle of the kids and began to sing.
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plunk someone or something down

to place, drop, or plop someone or something down hard. He picked her up and plunked her down in a chair and began to shout at her. Sally plunked down the book in anger.
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plunk down

Throw or place or drop heavily, as in He plunked down the money and walked out, or It was hot work, so after an hour we plunked ourselves down in the shade. [Late 1800s]
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This show's combination of gesture and increment involved neither the plunking down of large stones nor the arm-stretching smears and muddy handprints that have characterized many of Long's floor arrangements and wall paintings.
For instance, by plunking down an extra $100 a month toward the loan balance, a 30-year mortgage for $100,000 could be paid off in 23 years and save a borrower at least $37,000 in interest.
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Investors are plunking down billions and counting on robust growth - and the luck to survive in the very long run.
Lured by the prospect of significant discounts for a wide range of products bought in large quantities at bulk prices, tens of thousands of shoppers are plunking down annual membership fees ranging from $25 to $50 for the privilege of walking through cavernous, warehouse-type buildings that offer 150,000 square feet and more of shopping area.
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More important, this is an example of plunking down a rule where common sense and case-by-case management serve well.