dive

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noun
1 of an aircraft
ADJECTIVE
steep, vertical
gentle, shallow
spiral
VERB + DIVE
go into

The plane went into a steep dive.

pull out of

The pilot seemed to be having difficulty in pulling out of the dive.

2 move/jump/fall
ADJECTIVE
headlong, nose (usually nosedive) (both often figurative)

The economy is on a headlong dive to disaster.

His acting career took a nosedive.

sudden
deep
running

She made a running dive to get across the crevasse.

VERB + DIVE
make, take

She made a dive for the door.

He took a dive in the penalty area and won his team a controversial penalty.

The market is volatile and profits could take a dive. (figurative)

PREPOSITION
dive for

There would be a dive for the bar as soon as the show finished.

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verb
1 jump into water
ADVERB
deep, head first
down
PREPOSITION
for

to dive for pearls

from

She dived from the top diving board.

into

He dived head first into the water.

off
PHRASES
go diving

He went to Greece to go diving.

2 of birds/aircraft
ADVERB
suddenly
vertically

Unlike some birds, it does not dive vertically.

PREPOSITION
from, to

The plane suddenly dived from 10 000 feet to 5 000.

3 move/jump/fall
ADVERB
head first, headlong
back, down, forward
PREPOSITION
beneath
into

He dived headlong into the ditch.

through
under
PHRASES
dive for cover

We heard an explosion and dived for cover.

Dive is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑duck, ↑submarine, ↑whale

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