Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cleanse, as open drains which are entered by the tide, by stirring up the sediment when the tide ebbs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cleanse, as open drains which are entered by the tide, by stirring up the sediment when the tide ebbs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of plunge.
  • To cleanse, as open sewers, by stirring up the mud with a pole as the tide in a tidal river is on the ebb. Plonging is distinguished from flushing, the method used for covered sewers.
  • n. Milit., the superior slope of a parapet.
  • n. The course of a bomb from its greatest altitude to the point of fall; the descending branch of its trajectory.

Etymologies

See plunge. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are other remnants of the French system as well: the cooks—stagiaires and permanent staff, all the way up to Ferran—wear blue aprons, tied around their necks, during mise en place which goes by its French name, just as the dishwashing station is called plonge.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Luckily, I won't have to do dishes or faire la plonge to pay for my meal ... a little translation work will take care of the tab.

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  • One morning Oriol chastises the brigade for failing to clean a cart during the past five days; Eugeni stops Frederico as he carries a plastic tray from the plonge in one hand, warning him that he is going to drip water on the floor.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Now she sprints in the other direction to the plonge and returns with a small colander, laying out all three items in a neat line at her station.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • There was Eugeni, snapping at one stagiaire for overloading a tray he was carrying to the plonge, and there was Eduard, instructing another in the finer points of sweeping.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • “This is the fastest service ever,” says Kim as she rushes by on her way to the plonge.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • She drops the used colander into the dishwashing tub stationed beneath the salamander, notes that the tray is full, and carries it to the plonge, returning with an empty one.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Emma has followed instructions and makes sure she comes back from a trip to the plonge by carrying a crate of water bottles, but when Eugeni sees her lugging that much weight, he is immediately on her, reminding the stagiaires that if something is heavy, they should get another person to help.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal A black doublefaced melton cape paired with a matching plonge shift.

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  • Luckily, I won't have to do dishes or faire la plonge to pay for my meal... a little translation work will take care of the tab.

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