plummet

The verb plummet means "to drop sharply," like eagles that plummet toward earth, seeking prey, or school attendance that plummets when there is a flu outbreak.

To correctly pronounce plummet, say "PLUH-met." This verb describes something that drops sharply or quickly, like a roller coaster that plummets down a hill, temperatures that plummet overnight, or sales of roses and candy that plummet after Valentine's Day. If something plummets, this doesn't mean it will stay down or low forever, just that it has experienced a sharp drop.

Primary Meanings of plummet

1.
v
drop sharply
2.
n
the metal bob of a plumb line
Full Definitions of plummet
1

v drop sharply

“The stock market plummeted
Synonyms:
plump
Type of:
drop
to fall vertically
2

n the metal bob of a plumb line

Synonyms:
plumb, plumb bob
Type of:
bob
a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

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