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nosedive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air
nosedivenose‧dive1 /ˈnəʊzdaɪv $ ˈnoʊz-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 BLESSa sudden very large fall in the price, value, or condition of something 🔊 The pound took a nosedive on the foreign exchange market today. 🔊 The economy went into a nosedive.2 TTAa sudden steep drop made by a plane with its front end pointing towards the ground 🔊 Everyone screamed as the plane suddenly went into a nosedive.
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nosediveI was off-balance, falling forward, lurching with giant strides, certain that the next step would end in a nosedive.The plane suddenly went into a nosedive.The Cfund, for that one month, took a nosedive.The world's stock markets crash in the biggest nosedive since 1929.There is surely a new formula here for those who wish to break out of the global environmental nosedive.took a nosediveThe dollar took a nosedive early in trading today.The Cfund, for that one month, took a nosedive.
Related topics: Air
nosedivenosedive2 verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 BLESSif a price, value, or condition of something nosedives, it suddenly goes down or gets much worse syn plummet 🔊 Sales have nosedived since January.2 TTAif a plane nosedives, it drops suddenly and steeply with its front end pointing towards the ground
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From Longman Business Dictionarynosedivenose‧dive /ˈnəʊzdaɪvˈnoʊz-/ verb [intransitive, transitive] if sales, exports, shares etc nosedive, their value or number falls suddenly and by a large amountIn Hong Kong, stocks nosedived in active trading.The corporate banking unit’s profit nosedived 74%, to $20 million.nosedive noun [countable]The U.S. currency began its nosedive late in the morning.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
nosedive
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynosedive
he, she, itnosedives
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynosedived
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nosedived
he, she, ithas nosedived
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nosedived
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nosedive
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nosedived
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nosediving
he, she, itis nosediving
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you, we, theyare nosediving
Past
I, he, she, itwas nosediving
you, we, theywere nosediving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nosediving
he, she, ithas been nosediving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nosediving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nosediving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nosediving
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