plummet to

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 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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References in classic literature ?
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.
We can exclusively reveal this is set to plummet to [euro]250, bringing a flood of New Year bankruptcy applications.
MOSCOW, Safar 21, 1433, Jan 15, 2012, SPA - Russia's space agency says its failed Mars moon probe will plummet to Earth within hours.
Roscosmos predicts that only between 20 and 30 fragments of the Phobos probe with a total weight of up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds) will survive the re-entry and plummet to Earth.
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The sunshine and above average warm weather enjoyed by everyone today will give way to rain and then snow as temperatures plummet to zero tomorrow evening.
Report says freer trade would cause Japan's food self-sufficiency to plummet: If Japan does away with import tariffs and all other barriers to foreign farm goods, as much as $30 billion worth of the country's domestic agricultural output would be lost and its food self-sufficiency would plummet to less than 20 percent from close to 40 percent now, according to an estimate by Japan's Agriculture Ministry.
This is interpreted to mean that after inserting the plummet to 25 cm and taking the silt plus clay reading it was left in the suspension.