To plummet is to fall rapidly and suddenly. When the stock prices fell, the market plummeted.

  • The stock prices plummeted when the company released their latest earnings.

  • The plummet in the stock prices caused a lot of people to lose a lot of money.

Definition of plummet


drop sharply




the metal bob of a plumb line


plumb, plumb bob

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Example Sentences for plummet

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    Japan tech stocks plummet.

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    Through the century, the population plummeted.

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    It retained the incorporation even as the population plummeted.

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    They see the Warden's body plummet to the ground.

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    Sales plummeted and brought the company to the verge of bankruptcy.

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    The glamour stocks of the age saw their values plummet.

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    The blood sugar plummets and surgery is scheduled to remove the tumor.

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    The rickety staircase will collapse and you will plummet to your death.

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    The voyage was long and arduous, and the morale of the crews began to plummet.

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    She should plummet from the trees to either the glove or the lure.