Meaning of PLUMMET in English


/ ˈplʌmɪt; NAmE / verb

[ v ] to fall suddenly and quickly from a high level or position

SYN plunge :

Share prices plummeted to an all-time low.

Her spirits plummeted at the thought of meeting him again.

The jet plummeted into a row of houses.



late Middle English (as a noun): from Old French plommet small sounding lead, diminutive of plomb lead. The current verb sense dates from the 1930s.

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