plummet


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plum·met

 (plŭm′ĭt)
n.
1. See plumb bob.
2. Something that weighs down or oppresses; a burden.
intr.v. plum·met·ed, plum·met·ing, plum·mets
1. To fall straight down; plunge.
2. To decline suddenly and steeply: Stock prices plummeted.

[Middle English plomet, from Old French, ball of lead, diminutive of plom, plomb, sounding lead, from Latin plumbum.]

plummet

(ˈplʌmɪt)
vb, -mets, -meting or -meted
(intr) to drop down; plunge
n
1. (Building) another word for plumb bob
2. (Angling) a lead plumb used by anglers to determine the depth of water
[C14: from Old French plommet ball of lead, from plomb lead, from Latin plumbum]

plum•met

(ˈplʌm ɪt)

n.
1. the piece of lead or other weight attached to a plumb line; bob of a plumb line.
v.i.
2. to fall straight or sharply down; plunge.
[1350–1400; Middle English plommet < Middle French, diminutive of plomb lead. See plumb, -et]

plummet


Past participle: plummeted
Gerund: plummeting

Imperative
plummet
plummet
Present
I plummet
you plummet
he/she/it plummets
we plummet
you plummet
they plummet
Preterite
I plummeted
you plummeted
he/she/it plummeted
we plummeted
you plummeted
they plummeted
Present Continuous
I am plummeting
you are plummeting
he/she/it is plummeting
we are plummeting
you are plummeting
they are plummeting
Present Perfect
I have plummeted
you have plummeted
he/she/it has plummeted
we have plummeted
you have plummeted
they have plummeted
Past Continuous
I was plummeting
you were plummeting
he/she/it was plummeting
we were plummeting
you were plummeting
they were plummeting
Past Perfect
I had plummeted
you had plummeted
he/she/it had plummeted
we had plummeted
you had plummeted
they had plummeted
Future
I will plummet
you will plummet
he/she/it will plummet
we will plummet
you will plummet
they will plummet
Future Perfect
I will have plummeted
you will have plummeted
he/she/it will have plummeted
we will have plummeted
you will have plummeted
they will have plummeted
Future Continuous
I will be plummeting
you will be plummeting
he/she/it will be plummeting
we will be plummeting
you will be plummeting
they will be plummeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plummeting
you have been plummeting
he/she/it has been plummeting
we have been plummeting
you have been plummeting
they have been plummeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plummeting
you will have been plummeting
he/she/it will have been plummeting
we will have been plummeting
you will have been plummeting
they will have been plummeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plummeting
you had been plummeting
he/she/it had been plummeting
we had been plummeting
you had been plummeting
they had been plummeting
Conditional
I would plummet
you would plummet
he/she/it would plummet
we would plummet
you would plummet
they would plummet
Past Conditional
I would have plummeted
you would have plummeted
he/she/it would have plummeted
we would have plummeted
you would have plummeted
they would have plummeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plummet - the metal bob of a plumb lineplummet - the metal bob of a plumb line  
bob - a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
plumb line, perpendicular - a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
Verb1.plummet - drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted"
drop - to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

plummet

verb
1. drop, fall, crash, nose-dive, descend rapidly Share prices have plummeted.
2. plunge, fall, drop, crash, tumble, swoop, stoop, nose-dive, descend rapidly The car plummeted off a cliff.

plummet

verb
To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price:
Idiom: take a sudden downtrend.
Translations
يَسْقُط لِثِقَلِه
sletětzřítit se
styrte
stingast, steypast
smarkiai kristismarkiai virsti
ātri krist
zletieť
çeküldikine düşmek

plummet

[ˈplʌmɪt]
A. Nplomada f
B. VI [bird, plane etc] → caer en picado or (LAm) en picada; [temperature, price, sales] → bajar de golpe; [spirits, morale] → caer a plomo

plummet

[ˈplʌmɪt] vi
[prices, shares, popularity] → chuter
to plummet into the sea [plane] → s'abîmer en mer, s'abîmer dans la mer

plummet

n
(= weight)Senkblei nt; (Fishing) → Grundsucher m
(= falling) (Econ) → Sturz m; (of bird, plane)Sturzflug m
vi (bird, plane etc)hinunterstürzen; (Econ) (sales figures etc)stark zurückgehen; (currency, shares etc)fallen, absacken; the pound has plummetted to EUR 1.40das Pfund ist auf EUR 1,40 gefallen or abgesackt; he has plummetted again to the depths of despairer ist wieder in tiefster Verzweiflung

plummet

[ˈplʌmɪt] vi (bird) → calare a piombo; (plane) → precipitare; (temperature, price, sales) → calare bruscamente; (spirits, morale) → calare a zero

plummet

(ˈplamit) past tense, past participle ˈplummetted verb
(of a heavy weight) to fall or drop swiftly. The rock plummeted to the bottom of the cliff.
noun
An indicator hung down to see if something is vertical.
References in classic literature ?
He stopped his horse, raised the trap and dropped his phonographic voice, like a lead plummet, through the aperture:
This spring, or rather these two springs, are two holes, each about two feet diameter, a stone's cast distant from each other; the one is but about five feet and a half in depth--at least we could not get our plummet farther, perhaps because it was stopped by roots, for the whole place is full of trees; of the other, which is somewhat less, with a line of ten feet we could find no bottom, and were assured by the inhabitants that none ever had been found.
Yet even then beyond the reach of any plummet --"out of the belly of hell" --when the whale grounded upon the ocean's utmost bones, even then, God heard the engulphed, repenting prophet when he cried.
Surely the long straight rows of stately poplars that divide the beautiful landscape like the squares of a checker-board are set with line and plummet, and their uniform height determined with a spirit level.
Then his heart sank within him like a plummet of lead, but nevertheless he spoke up boldly.
He told her then of his life since he had returned to the jungle--of how he had dropped like a plummet from a civilized Parisian to a savage Waziri warrior, and from there back to the brute that he had been raised.
Had Grey Beaver possessed the plummet of affection and love, he might have sounded the deeps of White Fang's nature and brought up to the surface all manner of kindly qualities.
Tarzan had felt the instantaneous relaxation of the body beneath him after the heavy impact with the tree limb, and as the other turned completely over and started again upon its fall toward the ground, he reached forth a hand and caught the branch in time to stay his own descent, while the ape dropped like a plummet to the foot of the tree.
But the plummet of his hearing brought nothing to him save the moaning of wind through invisible trees and the rustling of leaves on swaying branches.
She rumbled in her depths, shaking a white plummet of steam into the night, and Jukes' thought skimmed like a bird through the engine-room, where Mr.
Now, bearing in mind that reef-building coral cannot live at a greater depth than from 20 to 30 fathoms, and that the scale is so small that the plummets on the right hand show a depth of 200 fathoms, on what are these barrier-reefs based?
Plummet Plymouth, Devon, was hit by flooding yesterday.