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v. dived dove, dived, div•ing, v.i.
If you dive, you jump head-first into water with your arms straight above your head.
You also use dive to say that someone jumps or rushes in a particular direction.
In British English, the past tense for both senses of 'dive' is dived. In American English, it is dived or dove (/dəʊv/).
Past participle: dived
|Noun||1.||dive - a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall|
cabaret, night club, nightclub, nightspot, club - a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"; "the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night"; "he played the drums at a jazz club"
|2.||dive - a headlong plunge into water|
swim, swimming - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
belly flop, belly flopper, belly whop, belly whopper - a dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the water
cliff diving - diving into the water from a steep overhanging cliff
flip - a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
full gainer, gainer - a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board
half gainer - a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board
jackknife - a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
|3.||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
|Verb||1.||dive - drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"|
power-dive - make a power dive; "The airplane power-dived"
nosedive - plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft
duck - submerge or plunge suddenly
crash-dive - descend steeply and rapidly
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
|2.||dive - plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"|
belly-flop - dive so that one hits the water with one's belly
jackknife - dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife
|3.||dive - swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"|
swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
skin-dive - swim underwater with no breathing apparatus other than a snorkel
snorkel - dive with a snorkel
to take a dive (Ftbl) → tirarse a la piscina (dejarse caer deliberadamente con la intención de conseguir un tiro libre o un penalty)
the kids were diving for coins → los niños se tiraban al agua para recoger monedas
to dive for pearls → buscar perlas
to dive into the water → tirarse al agua, zambullirse
to dive for cover → precipitarse en busca de cobijo
he dived for the exit → se precipitó hacia la salida
he dived into the crowd → se metió entre la muchedumbre
to dive into one's pocket → meter la mano en el bolsillo
to dive into a bar → entrar a toda prisa en un bar
I dived into the shop for a paper → pasé corriendo por la tienda a por un periódico, me metí corriendo a la tienda a por un periódico
to dive in [swimmer] → faire un plongeon
to dive into sth [+ river, sea] → plonger dans qch, se jeter dans qch
to dive down → plonger
to dive off sth [+ rock, cliff, diving board] → plonger de qch, plonger du haut de qch
to dive into sth (= leap) → sauter dans qch
to dive for cover (= dash) → se précipiter pour se mettre à l'abri