plummet (down) to earth

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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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And then, almost without warning, you're plummeting to earth at such a dizzying speed you feel airborne.
The final shot of the episode shows her plummeting to Earth. The casting of the 13th doctor was hotly anticipated before it was announced in July.
Two blazing fireball meteors were seen plummeting to Earth and were captured on camera in southern England.
We can only imagine the passengers' terror when the plane began plummeting to earth, breaking up while travellers were strapped in their seats.
That really is him you'll see plummeting to Earth when his character Eric Pollard makes a sky-dive to raise money for The Valerie Pollard Foundation.
That really is him you'll see plummeting to Earth when his character Eric Pollard, pictured, makes a sky-dive to raise money for The Valerie Pollard Foundation.
That really is him you'll see plummeting to earth when his character Eric Pollard makes a skydive to raise money for the Valerie Pollard Foundation.
The 4.5cm Lafayette meteorite was found in Indiana, US, in 1931, after plummeting to Earth about 3,000 years ago.
But it's also exuberant, only sagging slightly in the overlong climax (the starship plummeting to Earth) and final lachrymose Kirk-Spock scene ("Because you are my friend...") which I could've done without.
AFTER plummeting to earth in a parachute, the boss of a flooring company will now take on The Great Wall of China as he looks to celebrate the expansion of his firm by giving something back to the community.
AFTER plummeting to earth with a parachute, the boss of a flooring company will now take on The Great Wall of China as he looks to celebrate the expansion of his firm by giving something back to the community.
Minney said he caught a quick glimpse over the snapped-off tops of the trees before plummeting to earth.
'Imagine all the Icari plummeting to earth.' According to legend, when the lemming population becomes too large, they stampede off a cliff.
No plummeting to Earth tied only to a large rubber band, not for this guy.