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English definition of “dive”

dive

noun (QUICK MOVEMENT)    /daɪv/
[C] a movement down onto the ground : The goalkeeper made a valiant dive for the ball , but couldn't stop it going in the net . The plane went into a dive.General terms used in ball sportsSwimming [C] in football , the action of falling down deliberately without another player causing you to do so, in order to try to win a penalty or free kick unfairly General terms used in ball sports [C] a sudden quick movement : He made a dive for the door .Moving quickly
(Definition of dive noun (QUICK MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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