Slum vs Plunge - What's the difference?
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
) to thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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 [...].
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.
the act of plunging or submerging
a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into (into water)
- to take the water with a plunge
(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
- plunge in the sea
(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
, 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)
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)
- some wild colt, which flings and plunges
To overwhelm, overpower.
- Plunged and gravelled with three lines of Seneca.