Definition of precipitously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    precipitously

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//prɪˈsɪpɪtəsli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈsɪpɪtəsli//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1in a way that is very steep, high and often dangerous The land dropped precipitously down to the rocky shore. see also precipice
  2. 2suddenly and to a very great extent The dollar plunged precipitously.
  3. 3very quickly, and without enough thought or care synonym hastily (2) We don't want to act precipitously.