|Question:||dive x plunge|
Oct. 29, 2008, 3 p.m.
Scuba diving Duiken Mergulho
immerse; plunge duiken submergir
Is it of any help?
Darbanville is absolutely correct. They are synonyms. However, we use them many ways.
Plunge can also refer to a rapid decline in value. "The stock market plunged this morning"
We can also say "take the plunge" which means to commit yourself to a course of action.
Dive and plunge are often used figuratively and interchangeably. In my opinion, "plunge" tends to have more power or weight than "dive." I hope this helps!
if you are talking about a person doing sport, call it diving. "My hobby is scuba plunging" sounds silly.
On the other hand, call it plunging when an object is being pushed down into liquid. I have a plunger in my coffee pot and another under the kitchen sink. "I need to buy a new diver to unblock the toilet" sounds silly too.