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English definition of “dive”

dive

verb (MOVE QUICKLY)    /daɪv/ (past tense dived or US also dove, past participle dived)
[I] to go down very quickly: The plane dived towards the ground and exploded in a ball of flame. The goalkeeper dived for the ball (= tried to catch the ball by jumping towards it and falling on the ground).Moving downwardsFalling and dropping [I usually + adv/prep] to move quickly, often in order to avoid something: They dived for cover when they heard the shooting start.Moving quickly [I] in football, to fall down deliberately without another player causing you to fall, in order to try to win a penalty or a free kick unfairly: Referees should be booking players when they dive.
(Definition of dive verb (MOVE QUICKLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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