Slum vs Plunge - What's the difference?

slum | plunge |


As nouns the difference between slum and plunge

is that slum is a dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty while plunge is the act of plunging or submerging.

As verbs the difference between slum and plunge

is that slum is to visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own while plunge is (label) to thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

slum

English

(wikipedia slum)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
  • Go to the half built-upon slums behind Battlebridge [...] you will find groups of boys [...] squatting in the mud, among the rubbish, the broken bricks, the dust-heaps, and the fragments of timber [...].
  • :*Charles Dickens, Gambling .
  • Derived terms

    * slumdog * slumdom

    Verb

    (slumm)
  • To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
  • To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own.
  • Anagrams

    *

    plunge

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the act of plunging or submerging
  • a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into (into water)
  • to take the water with a plunge
    plunge in the sea
  • (figuratively) the act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse
  • (slang) heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation
  • (obsolete) an immersion in difficulty, embarrassment, or distress; the condition of being surrounded or overwhelmed; a strait; difficulty
  • Verb

    (plung)
  • (label) To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse.
  • To cast or throw into some thing, state, condition or action.
  • To baptize by immersion.
  • (label) To dive, leap or rush (into water or some liquid); to submerge one's self.
  • To fall or rush headlong into some thing, action, state or condition.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet:
  • *
  • (label) To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.
  • * (Joseph Hall) (1574-1656)
  • some wild colt, which flings and plunges
  • To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations.
  • To entangle or embarrass (mostly used in past participle).
  • * (Thomas Browne) (1605-1682)
  • Plunged and gravelled with three lines of Seneca.
  • To overwhelm, overpower.
  • Anagrams

    *

    References

    * * English ergative verbs