We can hit the brakes, but that won't save us from the plunge.
The forces already in play during the plunge would probably have made that impossible.
Stewart took the plunge in response to Matt Lauer's televised Today Show challenge.
Why would someone in Ann's position want to plunge back into such a marathon?
First, it means that the pilots had already lost control when the plunge began.
Her mind was unsettled: she could hardly recall anything except the plunge over the fall.
"I knew he'd plunge," he said, taking the chair proffered him, near Shepler's desk.
At twelve-ten plus forty-five seconds, he and his platoon were to "go over the top" and plunge into the inferno of No Man's Land.
Now, she quickened her pace, anxious for the plunge that should set the term to sorrow.
I know into what an abyss I plunge myself; but, though prudence bids me conceal my passion, honor overpowers its precepts.
late 14c., "to put or thrust violently into," also intransitive, from Old French plongier "plunge, sink into; plunge into, dive in" (mid-12c., Modern French plonger), from Vulgar Latin *plumbicare "to heave the lead," from Latin plumbum "lead" (see plumb (n.)). Original notion perhaps is of a sounding lead or a fishing net weighted with lead. Related: Plunged; plunging. Plunging neckline attested from 1949.
c.1400, "deep pool," from plunge (v.). From late 15c. as "a sudden pitch forward;" meaning "act of plunging" is from 1711. Figurative use in take the plunge "commit oneself" is from 1845, from earlier noun sense of "point of being in trouble or danger" (1530s).
To bet or speculate recklessly (1876+)