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1 dive /ˈdaɪv/ verb
dives; dived /ˈdaɪvd/ or chiefly US dove /ˈdoʊv/ ; diving
1 dive
/ˈdaɪv/
verb
dives; dived /ˈdaɪvd/ or chiefly US dove /ˈdoʊv/ ; diving
Learner's definition of DIVE
[no object]
: to jump into water with your arms and head going in first
: to swim underwater usually while using special equipment to help you breathe
see also scuba dive, skin-dive
: to go underwater or down to a deeper level underwater
: to move down through the air at a steep angle
see also dive-bomb, nose-dive, skydive
: to fall suddenly and quickly in amount, value, etc.
: to suddenly jump toward something that is on or near the ground often + for
sometimes used figuratively
informal : to start doing something with enthusiasm usually + into or in
informal : to quickly reach into (a bag, pocket, etc.)
2 dive /ˈdaɪv/ noun
plural dives
2 dive
/ˈdaɪv/
noun
plural dives
Learner's definition of DIVE
[count]
: a jump into water with your arms and head going in first
: an act of swimming underwater usually while using special equipment (such as a snorkel or air tank) to help you breathe
: a usually steep downward movement of a submarine, airplane, bird, etc.
: a sudden quick fall in amount, value, etc.
informal : a bar, nightclub, etc., that is cheap and dirty
: a sudden jump or movement toward something that is on or near the ground
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