Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

nosedive

2 verb
     
Related topics: Air
nosedive2 [intransitive]
1B if a price, value, or condition of something nosedives, it suddenly goes down or gets much worse [= plummet]:
Sales have nosedived since January.
2TTA if a plane nosedives, it drops suddenly and steeply with its front end pointing towards the ground

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary