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dive

dive

 
 
pronunciation:
daIv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dives, diving, dove, dived
definition 1: to plunge or fall downward rapidly, usu. head or front first.
 
similar words:
plunge, swoop
definition 2: to descend at a controlled speed, usu. head or front first, as a submarine submerging.
definition 3: to plunge into an opening, as a person into a doorway or a hand into a receptacle.
definition 4: to plunge into something and disappear.
He dived into the crowd.
antonyms:
surface
definition 5: to become deeply involved in a subject or activity.
She dived into her studies.
definition 6: to engage in a sport or pastime such as acrobatic diving, scuba diving, or skydiving.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to plunge or descend rapidly, as a submarine or airplane.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rapid descent or plunge, usu. head or front first.
similar words:
plunge, swoop
definition 2: a plunge, as in pursuit of something.
similar words:
lunge
definition 3: a sharp decrease in something measurable, such as prices or temperature.
similar words:
tumble
definition 4: (informal) a shabby or disreputable bar or nightclub.
similar words:
joint
definition 5: an act or instance of sport or recreational diving.
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