Dive meaning

dīv
To plunge headfirst into water.
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(sports) To exaggerate a fall in an attempt to induce a referee to call a penalty on an opponent.
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(informal) A cheap, disreputable saloon, gambling place, etc.
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To cause to descend, dunk; to plunge something into water.

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The definition of a dive is a headfirst jump, a quick drop, or a cheap or run-down place.

An example of a dive is a headfirst plunge into water.

An example of a dive is a fast descent of an airplane.

An example of a dive is a bar with lots of crime occurring in it.

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To go scuba-diving to or along.

We dove that reef last week.

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Dive is defined as to jump head first into water, submerge or plunge into a situation.

An example of dive is to jump into a new relationship very quickly.

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A plunge into water headfirst; esp., any of various formalized plunges performed as in a competition.
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Any sudden plunge or submersion.
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A sharp descent or sudden drop, as of an airplane.
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(football) A play in which a running back carries the ball while plunging directly into the line a short distance away.
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To swim under water.
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To jump into water head-first.
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To descend sharply or steeply.
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(especially with in) To undertake with enthusiasm.

She dove right in and started making improvements.

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(sports) To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised.
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To explore by diving; to plunge into.
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(figuratively) To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.

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A jump or plunge into water.
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A swim under water.
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(slang) A seedy bar, nightclub, etc.
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(aviation) Aerial descend with the nose pointed down.
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(sports) A deliberate fall after a challenge.
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Plural form of diva.
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To drop sharply and rapidly; plummet.

Stock prices dove 100 points in a single day of trading.

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To lunge or leap headfirst.

Dove for the loose ball.

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To plunge into an activity or enterprise with vigor and gusto.
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To cause (an aircraft, for example) to dive.
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A rapid or abrupt decrease.

Stock prices took a dive.

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To go underwater; submerge, as a submarine or skin diver.
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To plunge the hand or body suddenly into something.

To dive into a foxhole.

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To bring oneself zestfully or with abandon into something.

To dive into one's work.

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To make a steep, sudden descent or take a sudden drop, as an airplane.
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To cause to dive; specif., to send (one's airplane) into a dive.
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(archaic) To explore or penetrate by or as by diving.
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take a dive
  • to lose a prizefight purposely by pretending to get knocked out
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of dive

  • Middle English diven from Old English dȳfan to dip, and from dūfan to sink dheub- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English diven, duven, from the merger of Old English dȳfan (“to dip, immerse”, transitive weak verb) (from Proto-Germanic *dūbijaną) and dūfan (“to duck, dive, sink, penetrate”, intransitive strong verb) (past participle ġedofen). Cognate with Icelandic dýfa (“to dip, dive”), Low German bedaven (“covered, covered with water”). See also deep, dip.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Italian; see diva.

    From Wiktionary