plunk down
verb Date: 1891 intransitive verb to drop abruptly ; settle into position transitive verb 1. a. to put down usually firmly or abruptly <
plunked the items down on the counter
>
b. to settle (oneself) into position <
plunked himself down on the bench
>
2. to pay out <
reluctant to plunk down the money for a new car
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • plunk down — verb set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise He planked the money on the table He planked himself into the sofa • Syn: ↑plank, ↑flump, ↑plonk, ↑plop, ↑plunk, ↑plump down, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plunk down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms plunk down : present tense I/you/we/they plunk down he/she/it plunks down present participle plunking down past tense plunked down past participle plunked down mainly American informal to pay a particular… …   English dictionary

  • plunk down — {v.}, {informal} 1. To drop down; fall. * /After walking a mile we plunked down on a bench to rest./ 2. To drop something noisily or firmly. * /He plunked the heavy suitcase down at the station./ 3. To pay out, primarily an excessive amount * /I… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • plunk down — {v.}, {informal} 1. To drop down; fall. * /After walking a mile we plunked down on a bench to rest./ 2. To drop something noisily or firmly. * /He plunked the heavy suitcase down at the station./ 3. To pay out, primarily an excessive amount * /I… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • plunk\ down — v informal 1. To drop down; fall. After walking a mile we plunked down on a bench to rest. 2. To drop something noisily or firmly. He plunked the heavy suitcase down at the station. 3. To pay out, primarily an excessive amount I had to plunk down …   Словарь американских идиом

  • plunk down — vp To pay. I plunked down two hundred bucks for this car; it had better be good. 1890s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • plunk down something — ˈplunk down sth derived to pay money for sth, especially a large amount Main entry: ↑plunkderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • plunk — [plʌŋk] v [T always + adverb/preposition] AmE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: From the sound] 1.) also plunk sth down to put or place something somewhere, especially in a noisy, sudden, or careless way British Equivalent: plonkplunk sth in/on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plunk — [ plʌŋk ] verb INFORMAL 1. ) intransitive or transitive to play a musical instrument without interest or enthusiasm, especially a piano or guitar 2. ) transitive plunk down/on/in to put someone or something down somewhere in a careless or noisy… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plunk — [pluŋk] vt. [echoic] 1. to pluck or strum (a banjo, guitar, etc.) 2. to throw or put down heavily; plump vi. 1. to pluck or strum (on) 2. to give out a twanging sound, as a banjo 3. to fall or sink heavily n …   English World dictionary

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