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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
In Figure 1 there are presented selected applications of the optoelectronic plummets.
In Figure 2 there are presented versions of constructional-functional outcomes for the optoelectronic plummets.
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Still eager to help the afflicted girl, the Youngs contacted their friends to ask for help, and the friends responded generously with donations to help the Plummets adopt young Genia.
Blood pressure plummets, throwing the body into shock, while blood-starved organs fail.
Two present-day Cherokees, hunting deer in the Magdalena Mountains, where Geronimo and his fellow Apaches once inspired waves of fear, watch dumbstruck as a man plummets from the sky and dies, impaled on a tree.
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frenatus arrives on an island, the population of the unisexual species plummets.
The researchers theorized that as people age, their secretion of growth hormone plummets, leaving them flabby and frail.
Unlike the hormone estrogen, which plummets in women after menopause, the hormone testosterone does not dramatically decrease in men as they age.