plunk for

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v plunk for be behind; approve of "He plumped for the Labor Party","I backed Kennedy in 1960"
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Usage

In literature:

Just let them tell him a thing is pretty and fashionable, and Matthew plunks his money down for it.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Say, doc, I'll sell you the Candersen place for three thousand plunks.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
And along comes Granby and sells a single ram for six thousand plunks!
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
For a time no sound was heard save the dull "plunk" of sinkers as the lines, one by one, were flung into the water.
"A Little Bush Maid" by Mary Grant Bruce
Then a shell burst plunk under the line behind the two foremost enemy trains, which made retreat for them impossible.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
And I knew Merriwell must be stuck on the horse for which he paid a thousand plunks.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
I was watching the for'ard half of her as it went pitching up, the bowsprit making a quarter circle in the air, and then plunk!
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
Maybe you'll say that the easiest thing would have been for us to climb into the lowest car which was hanging right plunk underneath.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
He was expected to drop in at a Bank on the following Day and take up a Note for 100 Plunks.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
And when I told 'em about Pete being kept in, they both looks awful solemn and plunks down on the steps to wait for him.
"William Adolphus Turnpike" by William Banks
When the policeman waving his note-book approached the car, it plunked for Tabs.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Lord, if I had a plunk for every time I got th' best of a kid, I'd rival Rockefeller, sir; I would, me bye.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Eighty yards he was distant, and for all I were in a lather from fear, I plunked a bullet jes' back of the opened jaws.
"Tales from the Veld" by Ernest Glanville
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In poetry:

I'd like to see the Rocks an' Little Lon
Grow centres for the art uv weavin' rhyme,
Wiv dinky 'arps fer blokes to plunk upon,
An' spruiking poits workin' overtime.
"A Guide for Poits" by C J Dennis
'Ere's joy!...Wot was I sayin'? Oh!
Them Germans allush funk
The bay'nit. Take my tip, an' go
Fair for their stummicks - plunk!
Jist stick 'em in the - 'Ere, Miss, 'ere!
Give 'im the soft one! Mine's the beer.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis

In news:

At Kiva's Web site (www.kiva.org), you can plunk down a loan of $25 to spot a farmer for pineapple seeds in Nicaragua, or help a fish seller buy cooking oil in Kenya.
Big enough fans to plunk down the cash for his show at Wrigley Field a little over a year ago in August.
Five years ago, a naive, impressionable Kazakh named Bolat made his way to Miami, plunked down $1.2 million for a luxury condo, and paraded around Miami Beach in a lime-green Speedo stretched over his shoulders.
At Kiva 's Web site (www. kiva .org), you can plunk down a loan of $25 to spot a farmer for pineapple seeds in Nicaragua, or help a fish seller buy cooking oil in Kenya.
PARIS — The black-jacketed waiter at chic Les Deux Magots cafe plunks down the bill for a small glass of Coke.
Up north this winter, some people are plunking down $1,500 to $4,000 for a snow bike.
But I am addicted to iced tea, and for years, I happily plunked down $1 for 16 ounces of Lipton's "Pure Leaf" tea in a bottle.
Grimm plunked down $65 for the game, part of Waldameer Park & Water World's garage sale.
Grimm plunked down $65 for the game, part of Waldameer Park & Water World's garage sale .
Turner's Knack for Getting Plunked.
Last week, I walked over to Sound Garden and plunked down 13 bucks for the new REM CD, Accelerate.
In a move that pretty much locks up Daughter of the Year honors for her, Taylor Swift has plunked down $2.5 million on a 5,600-square-foot Nashville mansion for her mom and dad.
Some owners are plunking down hundreds of dollars for pool exercise and massage sessions to rehabilitate their old or injured pooches.
Several people opt to buy pets for their kids for Christmas, and the BBB has some advice before you plunk down cash for a new canine.
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In science:

Plunk for discussions of the theory of gyrokinetic turbulence in two spatial dimensions.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
The complete derivation and analysis of 2D conservation properties of gyrokinetics in the electrostatic limit, including the invariant (F10), the electrostatic version of Eq. (F1), and their consequences for scalings and cascades, was given by Plunk et al. (2009).
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
Other invariants introduced above can in a similar fashion be argued to give rise to inverse cascades in the hypothetical 2D situations where they are valid and provided there is energy injection at small scales (for the electrostatic case, see Plunk et al. 2009 and numerical simulations by Tatsuno et al. 2009b).
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
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