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plunk



Pronunciation: (plungk), [key]
v.t.
1. to pluck (a stringed instrument or its strings); twang: to plunk a guitar.
2. to throw, push, put, drop, etc., heavily or suddenly; plump (often fol. by down): Plunk down your money. She plunked herself down on the seat.
3. to push, shove, toss, etc. (sometimes fol. by in, over, etc.): to plunk the ball over the net; to plunk a pencil into a drawer.

v.i.
1. to give forth a twanging sound.
2. to drop heavily or suddenly; plump (often fol. by down): to plunk down somewhere and take a nap.

n.
1. act or sound of plunking.
2. Informal.a direct, forcible blow.
3. Slang.a dollar.

adv.
1. Informal.with a plunking sound.
2. Informal.squarely; exactly: The tennis ball landed plunk in the middle of the net.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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