plunk down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v plunk down 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"
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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
Cash flinched again, wavered, swallowed twice, and got up so abruptly that Lovin Child sat down again with a plunk.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
We heard the well-known plunk of the bullet, but down went his head, up went his heels, and away went he.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
I plunked him with that first shot and he went down.
"With Trapper Jim in the North Woods" by Lawrence J. Leslie
Out and down they went like two shooting stars and plunked through the snowcrust.
"The Little House in the Fairy Wood" by Ethel Cook Eliot
She plunked thirty thousand down on the table in my office in front of Mrs. Tresslyn and said 'I sha'n't need a receipt, Mrs. Tresslyn.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
The sanctified Product of the new and regenerative Influences at work in every City was plunked down in the Hot-bed of Gaiety at about 4 P.M.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
After Virod had amused himself a little, he picked her up and plunked her down on the table.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
His feet went up into the air and he came down ker-plunk!
"The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service" by James R. Driscoll
Just as we hit the sidewalk we hears a front window go up, and down comes a red rose plunk in front of us.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford

In poetry:

Whatcha gonna do when Memphis falls down,
Memphis falls down, Mistah Music Man?
Gonna plunk on dat box as long as it soun'
Gonna plunk dat box fo' to beat de ban',
Gonna tickle dem ivories, oh, my Lawd!
"Memphis Blues" by Sterling A Brown

In news:

Imagine if suddenly you could walk into your local Walgreens, plunk down a couple of twenties, and walk out with a gram of pink Peruvian flake.
Four times in my life a few words have lifted me off the path I was on, turned me, and plunked me down on a new path.
The company is plunking down close to $140 million to buy up private Envoy Therapeutics and its CNS technology.
At Kiva's Web site (, 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.
How about surreal Icelandic road movies that begin at a fish market in Tokyo and wind up with the principals eating roasted rams' testicles in a raucous country-and-Western bar plunked down about nine yards from the North Pole.
Does paying $20 to enter a South Beach club where you have the privilege of plunking down $9 per drink have your bank account a bit barren.
European telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson plunks down $2.1 billion to acquire Redback .
America's spy services have just plunked down $58 million to make it real.
Up north this winter, some people are plunking down $1,500 to $4,000 for a snow bike.
In the late 50's, the American Research and Development Corporation in Boston plunked down about $60,000 to back a company being formed by a computer scientist from M.I.T.
The idea of plunking down and popping off 120 sit-ups can be a li'l intimidating, not to mention boring.
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.
If you've got $50,000 that you've been looking to unload on a new toy, you can plunk it down on a former drug mobile.
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 .