skydiving


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sky·dive

 (skī′dīv′)
intr.v. sky·dived, sky·div·ing, sky·dives
To jump and fall freely from an airplane, often performing various maneuvers, before deploying a parachute.

sky′div′er n.
sky′div′ing n.

skydiving

(ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ)
n
(Extreme Sports) the sport of parachute jumping, in which participants perform manoeuvres before opening the parachute and attempt to land accurately

sky′div`ing

or sky′ div`ing,



n.
the sport of jumping from an airplane and descending in free fall for a considerable distance before opening a parachute.
[1955–60]
sky′ div`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skydiving - performing acrobatics in free fall before pulling the ripcord of a parachuteskydiving - performing acrobatics in free fall before pulling the ripcord of a parachute
parachuting, jump - descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
Translations

skydiving

[ˈskaɪdaɪvɪŋ] Ncaída f libre, paracaidismo m acrobático

skydiving

[ˈskaɪdaɪvɪŋ] nparachutisme m
to go skydiving → faire du parachutismesky-high sky high [ˌskaɪˈhaɪ]
adv
to go sky high [prices, blood pressure] → monter en flèche
to blow sth sky high [+ building, bridge, car] → réduire qch en miettes
adj [prices, interest rates] → qui atteint des sommets
His confidence is sky-high → Sa confiance est au plus haut.
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