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dive

2 noun
     
Related topics: Leisure, Swimming
dive2 [countable]
1

sudden 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.
4DSS

jump

a jump into deep water with your head and arms going in first
5

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 dirty

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