August 18, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
plummet /ˈplʌmət/ verb
plummet
/ˈplʌmət/
verb

plummets; plummeted; plummeting

Temperatures plummeted below freezing
Temperatures plummeted below freezing
Learner's definition of PLUMMET

[no object]

1 always followed by an adverb or preposition : to fall suddenly straight down especially from a very high place

  • The acrobat plummeted into the net.

  • The car plummeted to the bottom of the canyon.

  • The satellite plummeted into/toward the ocean.

2 : to fall or drop suddenly in amount, value, etc... : PLUNGE

  • Stock prices plummeted 40 percent during the scandal.

  • The TV show has plummeted in the ratings.

  • Temperatures are expected to plummet this weekend.

  • The town's population plummets when the students leave for the summer.

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