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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A steep nose-down descent by an aircraft; A headlong plunge into water; A cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall v. - Swim under water; Plunge into water; Drop steeply.

Usage examples (27)
  • I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool
  • The big dive is the result of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.
  • In Coulter's case, no dive is necessary, no onion-peeling of motives required.
  • When I got on board I was happy to see he called the dive a few minutes before us. for more
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  • You would not expect a "diva" (an opera singer, usually quite temperamental) to "dive" (a rapid descent) into the audience like a rock star.
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