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Eight Verbs of Movement

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  1. Eight Verbs of Movement Bottom out, Double to, Fluctuate, Level off, Plateau, Plummet, Plunge, Soar

  2. 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.

  3. Double to • Double to (verb) = to increase by two times over a period. • NOTE: Doubled from is used when looking backward.

  4. Fluctuate • Fluctuate (verb) = to move up and down repeatedly over a period of time. Fluctuated, fluctuating, fluctuates.

  5. 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.

  6. Plateau • Plateau (verb) = to stay at the same level over a period of time, especially after increasing significantly. • Plateau.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.