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This is from a "war novel" and is about a "combat scene". I am not familiar with the verb "plunge" and its uses so this sentence does not make sense to me. Would you please explain it?


"We plunge back to safety just as full darkness falls."


https://stevenpressfield.com/books/the-profession-launch /

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The word is not used with its literal meaning; it is figurative speech. Figurative speech stimulates our imagination.

Here is the word "plunge" + into used in its normal context.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/plunging+into


These birds plunge into the sea to catch their dinner.

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So imagine that there is a place of safety, where they can escape the enemies.

They "plunge into" this safe place.

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hhttI am not familiar with the verb "plunge" and its uses so this sentence does not make sense to me.

It is a pet word of his. He uses it three times within four paragraphs. He probably replaced "dive" with "plunge" because "dive" was not dynamic enough for him, and "dive" is all it means.

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