plunge

plunge n

ME plunge(n) < OFr plunjer < late L. *plumbic─üre, heave the lead < plumbum, lead.

  1. Fall; dive; descent; slip; drop; sinking; rapid downward movement; [fig.] difficulty; trial; frightening experience; death; leaving mortality.
  2. Turn; crash; point; act of hitting something solid in a rapid fall.