drop/fall/sink like a stone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “drop/fall/sink like a stone” in the English Dictionary

"drop/fall/sink like a stone" in British English

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drop/fall/sink like a stone

to ​move very ​quickly down in a ​straightline: Witnesses say that there was an ​explosion and then the ​planedropped like a stone. The ​ringfell into the ​water and ​sank like a stone.
(Definition of drop/fall/sink like a stone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drop/fall/sink like a stone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 快速直线下落, 象石头一样落下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快速直線下落, 像石頭一樣落下…
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