Eight Verbs of Movement Bottom out, Double to, Fluctuate, Level off, Plateau, Plummet, Plunge, Soar
Bottom Out • Bottom out (phrasal verb) = to remain at the lowest level for a period of time • NOTE: Bottoming out can also be written as a noun.
Double to • Double to (verb) = to increase by two times over a period. • NOTE: Doubled from is used when looking backward.
Fluctuate • Fluctuate (verb) = to move up and down repeatedly over a period of time. Fluctuated, fluctuating, fluctuates.
Level off • Level off (phrasal verb) = to stay the same over a time, especially after a period of increase.Levels off, levelling off, levelled off.
Plateau • Plateau (verb) = to stay at the same level over a period of time, especially after increasing significantly. • Plateau.
Plummet • Plummet (verb) = to fall a long way in a short time. • Plummeting, plummeted, plummet. • NOTE: Plummet (and plunge) is only used when there is an extreme fall
Plunge • Plunge (verb) = to fall a long way in a short time. • Plunged, plunging, plunges. • NOTE: Plunge(and plummet) is only used when there is an extreme fall.
Soar • Soar (verb) = to increase to a high level in a very short time. • Soared, soaring, soars. • NOTE: Soar is probably a more extreme term than rapid increase or steep increase.