I know they all mean to sudden fall but what is the difference when it comes to context we use in?
Industrial production fell to its weakest growth since the depths of the global financial crisis, while the property market, a pillar of the economy, slumped.
This year profits plunged by 40%.
The shot bird plummeted from the sky
Share prices plummeted to an all-time low.
Her spirits plummeted at the thought of meeting him again.
The jet plummeted into a row of houses.
Profits slumped to under $250 million.
Car sales have slumped dramatically over the past year.
My question are :
1.In the business sense , do you think there is a difference in terms of severity? Can we say for example if we use the word plummet ,we mean the sales numbers fall to zero whereas if we use the word plump sales number fell but not that bad or zero.
2.I had read before that one of them has a meaning like falling by tumbling, I don't remember now. For example like in the video, not falling from a precipice directly.
For example :
I lost my footing and tumbled down the stairs. ( from Cambridge Dictionary Online)
Can we say :
I lost my footing and plummet / slumped / plunged down from the stairs.