plank down

plank down
drop heavily
Syn: ↑plonk down, ↑plump down
Hypernyms: ↑drop
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Somebody ——s somebody PP


Somebody ——s something PP

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Etymology: plank (II)
1. : to set down forcibly or with emphasis

was herded into a corner and planked down among five other sufferers — Thomas Wood †1950

delighted to slam us all in jail and plank down martial law — Laura Krey

2. : to pay or put down (money) on the spot

pulled out a silver dollar and planked it down for a year's subscription — A.W.Long

planked down a fistful of money — Irish Digest

: to declare oneself forcibly or unmistakably

planked squarely down on the side of the government — Mollie Panter-Downes

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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