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plummet

plum·met

plummet

 
pronunciation:
pluh miht
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a small weight on a line used for sounding or to verify a vertical; plumb or plumb bob.
synonyms:
plumb
similar words:
sinker, weight
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: plummeted, plummeting, plummets
definition: to fall sharply down, esp. at high speed; plunge.
Stock prices plummeted after the news of the oil spill.
synonyms:
plunge
antonyms:
skyrocket, soar
similar words:
crash, dive, drop, fall, pitch, slump, swoop, tumble