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Word: plummet

Definition: fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.


Sentences Containing 'plummet'

"Dr. Plummet's House of Flux" is a computer game developed by MicroIllusions in 1989 for the Amiga.
For example, many people incorrectly believe that the engines of a jet airliner support it in the air, and from this false premise they also incorrectly reason that a failure of the engines will cause the aircraft to plummet to earth.
If the missile should hit tho, that player's plane could be temporarily disabled and plummet to the ground, which usually results in the plane crashing.
Packard would have fared better building the bodies in its old, but amply-sized main facility on East Grand Boulevard. Bad quality control hurt the company's image and caused sales to plummet for 1956 even though the problems had largely been resolved by that point.
The 26th and 27 September 2009 saw a record 297 people plummet 160 ft on the exclusive Bungee jump.
The player flies a ship equipped with a gun and shield to rescue six astronauts held captive in each level, avoiding or destroying obstacles such as walls, guns, bases, and weird things created by Dr. Plummet.
The ropeway, which was started in 1968 and revamped in 1988, was stopped in October 2003 after four tourists died when the cable snapped causing two cars to plummet down the hill.
The unusual Dr. Plummet has invited the player character to his House of Flux to test the player's skills on four different missions, each with seven levels.
Yet even then beyond the reach of any plummet--'out of the belly of hell'--when the whale grounded upon the ocean's utmost bones, even then, God heard the engulphed, repenting prophet when he cried.

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