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English definition of “dive”

dive

verb [I] (BECOME LESS)    /daɪv/ (past tense dived or US also dove, past participle dived)
to fall in value suddenly and by a large amount: The company's shares dived by 90p to 65p on the stock market yesterday.Moving downwardsFalling and droppingBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of dive verb (BECOME LESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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