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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 travelers.

Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God.

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.

(Plun"der) n.

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.

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.

To plunge into guilt of a murther.

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.

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