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to plummet


Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) to make a foolish mistake

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b) to accept the validity of one’s idea

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c) to drop sharply

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To plummet’ means to fall straight down ; plunge, to decline suddenly and steeply.

French translation

s’éffrondrer, tomber brusquement, plonger, être en chute libre

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Examples in context

‘CD sales plummet as digital sales continue to rise. CD sales have fallen by a quarter year-on-year. CD sales have seen a significant year-on-year drop in the first three months of 2012, according to figures from the BPI and the Official Charts Company. Sales fell 25% from 20.5 million in the first three months of 2011, to 15.3 million this year. ’

BBC News, 12 April 2012

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’Mortgage rates continued their plummet to historic lows, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed-rate average sank to a record-low 3.56 percent, down from 3,62 percent and 4.51 percent a year ago. The 30-year rate has lingered below 4 percent for 16 consecutive weeks.’

The Washington Post, 12 July 2012

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Everyday usage

Our sales would plummet big time in this country, and it would affect production.

Stock prices plummeted last year.


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