plunk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoetic. Compare flump.

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Verb[edit]

plunk (third-person singular simple present plunks, present participle plunking, simple past and past participle plunked)

  1. To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
    Enrique plunked his money down on the counter with a sigh and bellied up to the bar.
  2. In baseball, to intentionally hit the batter with a pitch
    The Braves retaliated by plunking Harper in the next inning.


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