Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “plummet”

See all translations

plummet

verb [I] uk   /ˈplʌm.ɪt/ us  
to fall very quickly and suddenly: House prices have plummeted in recent months. Several large rocks were sent plummeting down the mountain. She plummeted to the ground.
Translations of “plummet”
in Korean 급락하다…
in Arabic يَهبِط…
in French tomber à pic…
in Turkish ansızın düşmek, birden azalmak, tepe taklak olmak…
in Italian precipitare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴跌,急遽下降…
in Russian стремительно падать…
in Polish (gwałtownie) spadać…
in Spanish caer en picado…
in Portuguese precipitar-se, cair velozmente…
in German stürzen…
in Catalan caure en picat…
in Japanese (数値が)急落する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴跌,急剧下降…
(Definition of plummet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of plummet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “plummet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More