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PLUMMET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plummet mean? 

PLUMMET (noun)
  The noun PLUMMET has 1 sense:

1. the metal bob of a plumb line

  Familiarity information: PLUMMET used as a noun is very rare.


PLUMMET (verb)
  The verb PLUMMET has 1 sense:

1. drop sharply

  Familiarity information: PLUMMET used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLUMMET (noun)


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Meaning:

The metal bob of a plumb line

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

plumb; plumb bob; plummet

Hypernyms ("plummet" is a kind of...):

bob (a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string)

Holonyms ("plummet" is a part of...):

perpendicular; plumb line (a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point)


PLUMMET (verb)


Sense 1plummet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drop sharply

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

plummet; plump

Context example:

The stock market plummeted

Hypernyms (to "plummet" is one way to...):

drop (to fall vertically)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sentence example:

The stock market is going to plummet


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