plummet
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plummet
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to fall straight down)
a. caer en picada
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He shot the bird and saw it plummet to the ground.Mató al pájaro de un tiro y lo vio caer al suelo en picada.
b. caer en picado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The parachute didn't open and the parachutist plummeted from a height of 2,000 meters.El paracaídas no se abrió y la paracaidista cayó en picado desde una altura de 2,000 metros.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to decrease sharply)
a. desplomarse
Stock prices have plummeted after the company's latest results were made public.La cotización de las acciones se desplomó tras hacerse públicos los últimos resultados de la empresa.
b. caer en picada
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The price of tin plummeted when the world market for that metal collapsed in 1985.El precio del estaño cayó en picada al derrumbarse el mercado mundial de dicho metal en 1985.
c. caer en picado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Sales of new cars have plummeted as a result of the recession.Las ventas de autos nuevos cayeron en picado a consecuencia de la recesión.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (plumb line)
a. la plomada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Use a plummet to check that the wallpaper is hanging vertically.Usa una plomada para asegurarte de que el papel de empapelar está vertical.
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plummet
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (also fig)
a. desplomarse, caer en picado
b. caer en picada
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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plummet [ˈplʌmɪt]
noun
plomada (f)
intransitive verb
[+bird, plane etc] caer en picado or en picada; (LAm) [+temperature, price, sales] bajar de golpe; [+spirits, morale] caer a plomo;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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