Definition of 'plummet'
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It is dark and the temperature is plummeting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Increased risk of cancer and plummeting house prices are the primordial terrors of the middle classes. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The fashion pack has also got the art of layering velvet down pat, which is important when temperatures are plummeting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)SCHOOLS have gone back after the summer, meaning holiday prices are plummeting. The Sun (2016)In the past year, its share price has plummeted by more than 40 per cent. The Sun (2016)BRITAIN is braced for a wintry blast this weekend, with temperatures plummeting to minus 5C. The Sun (2016)A harness he was wearing got'cut' as he plummeted to the ground. The Sun (2017)Take away the mutt and his ratings will plummet. The Sun (2009)As the temperature plummeted his team just froze. The Sun (2013)Within weeks his weight had plummeted by more than a stone. The Sun (2014)Then mortgages dried up and house prices plummeted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Support for his party has halved and his own popularity has plummeted. The Sun (2011)Visitor numbers had plummeted to less than a million. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Pub beer sales plummeted by more than five per cent last year. The Sun (2010)Temperatures have plummeted in the past few days across much of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And she has watched the behaviour of youngsters in the area plummet to new lows recently. The Sun (2008)When their time is done their stock plummets and they leave. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He attempted to land but rapidly lost altitude and the plane plummeted to the ground. The Sun (2010)And it will be followed by an icy cold snap today as temperatures plummet. The Sun (2014)Her weight plummeted by two stone and she could barely move. The Sun (2010)The plummeting oil price reflects a world in which production exceeds consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Spending in town centres has plummeted over the past decade. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Pards knows this defeat will send his stock plummeting again. The Sun (2013)Her popularity rating has plummeted from more than 70 per cent to less than half that. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Sales here plummeted, prompting management changes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The pilot also died when the aircraft plummeted to the ground ten minutes after take-off. The Sun (2013)Conversely, a company that does not have a growing dividend could have a high yield because its share price has plummeted. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A dismal year as a quoted company for regional airline Flybe saw its share price plummet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THE price of gold has plummeted to its lowest in five years after a mass sell-off. The Sun (2015)The plummeting drop of Oblivion? The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'plummet'
British English: plummet VERB
If an amount, rate, or price plummets, it decreases quickly by a large amount.
Share prices have plummeted for the sixth successive day.
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