from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To throw or place heavily or abruptly: plunked the money down on the counter.
- transitive v. To strum or pluck (a stringed instrument).
- intransitive v. To drop or fall abruptly or heavily; plump: plunked onto the couch with a sigh of relief.
- intransitive v. To emit a hollow twanging sound.
- n. Informal A heavy blow or stroke.
- n. A short hollow twanging sound.
- adv. Informal With a short hollow thud.
- adv. Informal Exactly; precisely: The dart landed plunk in the center of the target.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act or sound of plunking.
- n. A large sum of money.
- n. A dollar.
- intransitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To drop or sink down suddenly or heavily; to plump.
- intransitive v. To play truant, or “hooky”.
- transitive v. To pluck and release quickly (a musical string); to twang.
- transitive v. To throw, push, drive heavily, plumply, or suddenly; ; also, to hit or strike.
- transitive v. To be a truant from (school).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike suddenly, with a dull sound; knock; bang: as, they plunked him with stones.
- To knock (away); knock (from).
- To shoot; fill full of ‘lead’ (missiles).
- To pluck (a stringed instrument) so as to produce a low or deep sound; in general, twang.
- To make or emit an abrupt and usually heavy sound: especially used of the rough sounding of a stringed instrument, and sometimes strung out with arbitrary variations (as in the quotation).
- To croak or cry as a raven.
- To plunge or drop down abruptly.
- Suddenly; plump: as, he came plunk against the half-open door.
- n. A hard, dull blow: as, to hit one a plunk.
- n. A twang; a twanging sound: as, the plunk-plunk of the banjo.
- n. A dollar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
- n. a hollow twanging sound
- v. drop steeply
- adv. with a short hollow thud
- n. (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
- v. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
- v. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
And cash it was made, thirty plunks (a plunk is a dollar, my dear Anak), and
And cash it was made, thirty PLUNKS (a plunk is a dollar, my dear Anak), and
And cash it was made, thirty PLUNKS (a plunk is a dollar, my dear Anak), and I pulled my freight.
The four-legged power droid is called a plunk droid, and sure enough, that's what it says as it shuffles about.
Every desk has a stapler and everyone has had that oddly hollow feeling when they push down on it and get that hollow "plunk" of an empty chamber.
You are seeing some time laps of tinker-toy-type construction that goes on up there, as they use the robot arms to just kind of plunk it right on.
The fiord, by my recollection, is never more than a mile or a mile and a half wide at the utmost, and we came "plunk" up against the head of this fiord with a 3650-foot cliff, which we scaled, and tried to make our charts or cross observations from the top.
They heard the dull "plunk" of his sinker as he flung it into a deep, still pool.
For a time no sound was heard save the dull "plunk" of sinkers as the lines, one by one, were flung into the water.
After dinner they would sit together on the veranda, watching the moon rise over the rim of that wonderful valley, listening to the tree-toads in noisy convention or hearkening to the "plunk" of a trout leaping in the river below.
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