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dive

dive

 
 
pronunciation:
daIv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dives, diving, dove, dived
definition 1: to plunge or fall downward rapidly, usually head or front first.
I dived into the pool.The falcon dove from the sky.
 
similar words:
plunge, swoop
definition 2: to plunge into an opening.
A mouse will dive into its hole if it is frightened.His hand dived into my bag of popcorn.
definition 3: to practice a sport or hobby such as acrobatic diving, scuba diving, or skydiving.
I dive in the bay on weekends.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fall or plunge, usually head or front first.
His dive from the cliff into the lake was impressive.
similar words:
plunge, swoop
definition 2: an act of sport or hobby diving.
We saw an octopus on our dive.
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