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(Plun"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plundered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plundering.] [G. plündern to plunder,
plunder frippery, baggage.]
1. To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder
Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God.South.
2. To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.
Syn. To pillage; despoil; sack; rifle; strip; rob.
1. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.
Inroads and plunders of the Saracens.Sir T. North.
2. That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft
or fraud. "He shared in the plunder." Cowper.
3. Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage. [Slang, Southwestern U.S.]
(Plun"der*age) n. (Mar. Law) The embezzlement of goods on shipboard. Wharton.
(Plun"der*er) n. One who plunders or pillages.
(Plunge) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plunged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plunging ] [OE. ploungen, OF. plongier,
F. plonger, fr. (assumed) LL. plumbicare, fr. L. plumbum lead. See Plumb.]
1. To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or
enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast.
Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war. "To plunge the boy in pleasing sleep." Dryden.
Bound and plunged him into a cell.Tennyson.
We shall be plunged into perpetual errors.I. Watts.
2. To baptize by immersion.
3. To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome. [Obs.]
Plunged and graveled with three lines of Seneca.Sir T. Browne.
(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.
Forced to plunge naked in the raging sea.Dryden.
To plunge into guilt of a murther.Tillotson.
2. To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.
Some wild colt, which . . . flings and plunges.Bp. Hall.