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English definition of “dive”

dive

noun [C] (PLACE)    /daɪv/ informal
a restaurant, hotel, bar, or place for entertainment or social activities that is unpleasant because of the condition of the building or the type of people that go there: I know this place is a bit of a dive, but the drink's cheap and the food's great.Unpleasant placesPlaces and locationsHotels and hostelsPublic entertainment venues
(Definition of dive noun (PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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