swan dive


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swan dive

n.
A forward dive performed with the legs straight together, the back arched, and the arms stretched out from the sides and then brought together over the head as the diver enters the water.
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swan dive

n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) the US and Canadian name for swallow dive
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swan′ dive`


n.
a forward dive in which the diver while in the air has the back arched with the arms extended sideways and the legs straight and together, and enters the water with the arms stretched above the head.

swan′-dive`



v.i. -dived -dove, -dived, -div•ing.
1. to perform a swan dive.
2. to decrease suddenly; plummet.
[1895–1905]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swan dive - a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the waterswan dive - a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
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Translations

swan dive

n (US) → Schwalbensprung m
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Some white man must have taught him, for he made the proper swan dive and did it as beautifully as I have ever seen it.
"She beckoned the boy of the swan dive nearer to her, and signed to him to dive over again.
"She took no notice, but held up the gold coin before the eyes of the boy of the swan dive.
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The 2-year yield steadied near 2.75% after diving from 2.772% to 2.736% (on Trump's tweet); the 5-year resurfaced near 2.86% after slumping from 2.885% to 2.845%; the 10-year reset at 2.96% relative to the 2.983% to 2.944% swan dive. The current 30-year found yield support under 3.085% after toppling from 3.122% highs, compared to the 3.088% award rate on the reopened bonds.
In the latter stages, a series of Leinster handling errors under pressure allowed Coventry through, with Junior Bulumakau pouncing over with his trademark swan dive.
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"[It] could be, but if you gonna take a swan dive I doubt that you worry about your feet getting cold on the way down," replies the father-of-two, gesturing to the victim's feet covered with socks.