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Definition fall or decrease suddenly

Much more rarely, plummet can reference the metal weight of a plumb line. (A plumb line is a cord from which a metal weight is suspended to indicate a straight line downward, or to measure depth.)
  • Our spirits plummeted when the other team scored with less than a minute in the game.
plummeted = dropped a lot suddenly
  • The car rolled down the hill and plummeted off the cliff.
  • plummeted = fell straight down
  • The stock market plummeted.
  • plummeted = dropped in value suddenly
  • The temperature plummeted.
  • plummeted = dropped a lot suddenly
  • I swear the Gamemakers are progressively ratcheting up the temperature in the daytime and sending it plummeting at night.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • plummeting = falling rapidly
  • I kept expecting one of them to snap and send me plummeting to my death.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • plummeting = falling
  • Then the rotten old floor collapsed, and the boys plummeted into the basement.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • plummeted = fell
  • He was not seen again; it is assumed he broke through a thin snow bridge and plummeted to his death at the bottom of one of the deep fissures.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • plummeted = fell
  • As 1945 begins, temperatures plummet further.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • plummet = falls
  • Up in the sky, two more dactyls folded their wings, collapsing into small dark shapes that plummeted toward the ground.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • plummeted = moved downward very quickly
  • Saved you, I'd think, holding their souls in midair as the rest of their being—their physical shells—plummeted to the earth.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • plummeted = fell rapidly
  • Laila's heart plummeted.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • plummeted = fell
  • Alyss Heart, holding tight to Hatter Madigan, plummeted toward the surface of the water below.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • plummeted = fell rapidly
  • The new uglies screamed in unison, scattering away from the flailing body plummeting toward them.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • plummeting = falling
  • I looked up, saw the kite plummeting toward us.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • plummeting = falling rapidly
  • Aria's stomach plummeted.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • plummeted = fell
  • He pulled himself upward, pushed again—he was higher now than Lina had been—but suddenly his hands slid and he came plummeting down.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • plummeting = falling
  • "STOP!" he yelled, whacking the dashboard and the windshield, but they were still plummeting, the ground flying up toward them "WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • plummeting = falling
  • The soap plummeted downward toward the truck, landing on the edge of the tarp, and sliding downward into the cargo bay just as the traffic light turned green.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • plummeted = fell
  • Now he plummeted downward toward a roiling river and savage rocks; but a cloud came between him and the ground as he fell, and caught him, and carried him away.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
plummeted = fell straight down

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