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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 sports like football, the action of falling deliberately to try to win an advantageGeneral 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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