Plummet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplʌmɪt|  American pronunciation of the word plummet
Brit.  |ˈplʌmɪt|  British pronunciation of the word plummet


- the metal bob of a plumb line (syn: plumb)


- drop sharply(syn: plump)


The acrobat plummeted into the net.

The car plummeted to the bottom of the canyon.

The satellite plummeted into the ocean.

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.

The prices are plummeting (down).

The pilot plummeted towards the earth until his parachute opened.

Profits plummeted from £49 million to £11 million.

House prices have plummeted down.

The plane plummeted towards the earth.

The stock market plummeted

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plummet
he/she/it: plummets
present participle: plummeting
past tense: plummeted
past participle: plummeted
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