(redirected from taking the plunge)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.


To set the horizontal cross hair of a theodolite in the direction of a grade when establishing a grade between two points of known level.
The inclination of a geologic structure, especially a fold axis, measured by its departure from the horizontal. Also known as pitch; rake.



a city and administrative center of Plungė Raion, Lithuanian SSR. Located on the Babrungas River of the Neman River basin. Railroad station on the Klaipeda-Ŝ iauliai line. Population, 16,000 (1974). Plungė has factories that produce linen fabrics and artificial leather. It also has a butter factory and plants that manufacture structural elements and silos. There is a building technicum in Plunge.

References in periodicals archive ?
Jim Link, the association's vice president, predicted that the market would stay healthy through 2006, but that the recent buyer frenzy will be replaced by consumers taking their time before taking the plunge.
Daredevil pensioner Evelyn Penfold is again taking the plunge to raise money for charity.
Worries about getting trap five, or even six, are probably stopping more connections from taking the plunge and seeding their greyhounds middle and, while that is the case, there will still be many races spoiled by such animals running right off from the inside traps.
He warned would-be buyers to be cautious of taking the plunge and gave a clear indication that there may be further interest rate rises over the coming months.
Nine-year-old swimmers are taking the plunge in memory of a brave tumour victim.
The new economy offers great opportunity for CPAs, but before taking the plunge, you need to understand the playing field.
A "The hardest thing for most people about to make a career transition is actually taking the plunge," says Hattie Hill, CEO of HHE Inc.
He also said "know thy self," meaning one should decide what he or she wants from the market before taking the plunge.
Stuart Gregory from Abercynon will be taking the plunge at five different pools in Rhondda Cynon Taf, on five consecutive days.
Doctors and nurses are taking the plunge to raise money for charity at a sponsored abseil.
YOUNGSTERS who fancy taking the plunge can join a new swimming club.
The scene won't be screened until later this year, but it was good to see Sarah taking the plunge again in her famous role.