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nose dive

n
1. (Aeronautics) a sudden plunge with the nose or front pointing downwards, esp of an aircraft
2. informal a sudden drop or sharp decline: prices took a nose dive.
vb
3. (Aeronautics) to perform or cause to perform a nose dive
4. (intr) informal to drop suddenly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nose dive - a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
power dive - a dive of an airplane that is accelerated both by gravity and by the power of the engine
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