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.
- House prices have plummeted in recent months.
- In a matter of decades, temperatures plummeted in the north, as the currents brought less warmth in that direction.
- Industry veterans, however, believe that as production soars, values will plummet.
- The stock market plummeted today due to bad economic news, but will recover tomorrow.
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