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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.


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


or sky′ div`ing,

the sport of jumping from an airplane and descending in free fall for a considerable distance before opening a parachute.
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"


[ˈskaɪdaɪvɪŋ] Ncaída f libre, paracaidismo m acrobático


[ˈskaɪdaɪvɪŋ] nparachutisme m
to go skydiving → faire du parachutismesky-high sky high [ˌskaɪˈhaɪ]
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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