Plunging fire
Plunge Plunge, v. i. 1. To thrust or cast one's self into water or other fluid; to submerge one's self; to dive, or to rush in; as, he plunged into the river. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge into debt. [1913 Webster]

Forced to plunge naked in the raging sea. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

To plunge into guilt of a murther. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

2. To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does. [1913 Webster]

Some wild colt, which . . . flings and plunges. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

3. To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

{Plunging fire} (Gun.), firing directed upon an enemy from an elevated position. [1913 Webster]


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