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plummet (down) to (something or some place)

1. To freefall down to some lower place or level from a high place or position. He teetered precariously on the edge of the building before plummeting to the ground. I stood watching in horror as the vase with my grandfather's ashes came plummeting down to the floor from the mantelpiece.
2. To suffer a very sudden, severe drop down to some lower position of value, esteem, success, etc. The company's stock plummeted down to its lowest level in nearly two decades. After a brief stint in the top ten of the billboards chart, the band's new album plummeted to number 75 in its second week.
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plummet (down) to earth

To freefall down to the ground from a very great height. He teetered precariously on the edge of the building before plummeting to earth. The plane was plummeting down to earth when the pilot managed to get one of the engines back online and pulled the aircraft out of its freefall.
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plummet to earth

to fall rapidly to earth from a great height. The rocket plummeted to earth and exploded as it struck. As the plane plummeted to earth, all the people on the ground were screaming.
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plummet to something

to drop or fall to some level or low point. Stock prices plummeted to record low levels. The rock plummeted to the river at the base of the cliff.
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Walter Plummet, the clarinetist, nodded back soberly, like a concert soloist receiving an ovation led by the director of a symphony orchestra.
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The economic think-tank's annual report for 2006 saw Ontario plummet from third to sixth in the country.
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