Definitions for: Plunk


[n] the act of hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
[n] a hollow twanging sound
[adv] (informal) with a short hollow thud; "plop came the ball down to the corner of the green"
[v] pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion, as of guitar strings; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
[v] set (something or oneself) down; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
[v] drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"
[v] make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground



Webster (1913) Definition: Plunk, v. t. [Imitative.] [Chiefly Colloq.]
1. To pluck and release quickly (a musical string); to twang.

2. To throw, push, drive heavily, plumply, or suddenly; as,
to plunk down a dollar; also, to hit or strike.

3. To be a truant from (school). [Scot.]


Plunk, v. i. [Chiefly Colloq.]
1. To make a quick, hollow, metallic, or harsh sound, as by
pulling hard on a taut string and quickly releasing it; of
a raven, to croak.

2. To drop or sink down suddenly or heavily; to plump.

3. To play truant, or ``hooky''. [Scot.]


Plunk, n.
1. Act or sound of plunking. [Colloq.]

2. [Slang]
(a) A large sum of money. [Obs.]
(b) A dollar. [U. S.]

Synonyms: clop, clump, clunk, dive, flump, pick, plank, plonk, plop, plop, pluck, plump, plump down, plunge, plunk down, plunker

See Also: ball, baseball, baseball game, come down, crash-dive, descend, draw, duck, fall, force, go, go down, hit, hitting, nosedive, parachute, place down, power-dive, pull, put down, set down, sky dive, sound, sound, striking, twang

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