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English definition of “nosedive”


noun [C]    /ˈnoʊzˌdɑɪv/
( esp . of an aircraft ) a fast and sudden fall to the ground with the front pointing down: fig. Stock prices took a nosedive (= a sudden fall in value ). nosedive    /ˈnoʊzˌdɑɪv/ verb [I] fig. Profits nosedived in the last quarter .
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