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“… caused oil prices to plummet since last …”

meanings of plummet


  1. A decline; a fall; a drop.
  2. A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing (that is, to mark with rules, with lines).
  3. Violent or dramatic fall.
  4. A plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
  5. A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water, a plumb bob or a plumb line.
  6. Hence, any weight.


  1. To drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.

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