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plummet

Pronunciation: /ˈplʌmət; ˈplʌmɪt/

Translation of plummet in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [bird/aircraft] caer* en picada or (Spain/España) en picado; [prices/income] caer* en picada or (Spain/España) en picado, desplomarse, irse* a pique plummeting attendance forced many theaters to close el brusco descenso de público obligó a cerrar a muchos teatros
    Example sentences
    • If he fell, he would plummet 60 feet straight down onto the jumble of boulders strewn at the base.
    • Without warning, he dropped straight down, plummeting toward the ground far below.
    • Requiring nerves of steel, speed sky diving involves plummeting from a plane at more than 300 mph.
    Example sentences
    • The sale was abruptly halted, the value of the painting plummeted and the they decided to sue.
    • She said she knew of people whose property values had plummeted, and others who had been deterred from moving to the area as a result of the threat.
    • She said the value of houses has plummeted so low landlords are able to buy property at rock bottom cost and then rent them out for profit.

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