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plunk

[pluhngk]
verb (used with object)
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 followed by down ): Plunk down your money. She plunked herself down on the seat.
3.
to push, shove, toss, etc. (sometimes followed by in, over, etc.): to plunk the ball over the net; to plunk a pencil into a drawer.
verb (used without object)
4.
to give forth a twanging sound.
5.
to drop heavily or suddenly; plump (often followed by down ): to plunk down somewhere and take a nap.
noun
6.
act or sound of plunking.
7.
Informal. a direct, forcible blow.
8.
Slang. a dollar.
adverb
9.
Informal. with a plunking sound.
10.
Informal. squarely; exactly: The tennis ball landed plunk in the middle of the net.

Origin:
1760–70; expressive word akin to pluck

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plunk (plʌŋk)
 
vb
1.  to pluck (the strings) of (a banjo, harp, etc) or (of such an instrument) to give forth a sound when plucked
2.  (often foll by down) to drop or be dropped, esp heavily or suddenly
 
n
3.  the act or sound of plunking
4.  informal a hard blow
 
interj
5.  an exclamation imitative of the sound of something plunking
 
adv
6.  informal exactly; squarely: plunk into his lap
 
[C20: imitative]

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plunk
1805, "to pluck a stringed instrument;" 1808 in sense of "drop down abruptly." Probably of imitative origin in both cases.
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