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divedive2 ●●○ noun [countable]  1 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONsudden movement a sudden movement in a particular direction or into a particular place She made a dive for the bathroom.2 sudden fall a sudden fall in the amount, value, or success of something The news put shares in a dive. The team’s fortunes have taken a dive this year.3 movement downwards when something moves down through the air or water Thankfully, the pilot managed to pull out of the dive and regain control.steep/vertical dive4 DSSjump a jump into deep water with your head and arms going in first5 swim the act of going under water to swim, using special equipment to help you breathe 6 place informalDL a bar, club etc that is cheap and dirty7 soccer the act of falling down deliberately in order to unfairly win a freekick or a penaltyCOLLOCATIONSMeaning 3: when something moves down through the air or waterverbsgo into a dive (=start to move downwards)The plane was in trouble, then it went into a dive.pull out of a dive (=stop a plane going down)He tried to pull out of the steep dive before hitting the ground.adjectivesa steep dive (=going down suddenly)The fighter plane went into a steep dive.a vertical dive (=going straight down)His actions sent the plane into a near vertical dive.a shallow dive (=going down slowly rather than suddenly)The bird captures its prey on the ground after a long, shallow dive.
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diveIt was a dive, but it was the only place to go that was near the airport.Optional dives are performed in the quarterfinal, followed by required dives in the semifinal and optionals again in the final.She did a perfect dive from the top board.That was a perfect dive.Two BF109 planes flashed past in a steep dive.We prepared the bell for the dive.Nobody else in this dive has any money, and for them it will he a long cold evening.taken a diveTime after time, companies have taken a dive, leaving a mass of dead and dying labels in their wake.I could have taken a dive along with you.Their sales have taken a dive.steep/vertical diveHe then attacked a third which went down in a vertical dive, apparently into the sea.There have been several cases of two-seaters being overstressed by pilots pulling back hard to recover from steep dives after spin recoveries.This, not his ethical problems, caused the steepest dive in his national popularity, to its current nadir.He naturally tried to recover from the steep dive before striking the ground.