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English definition of “diving”

diving

noun [U] uk   /ˈdaɪ.vɪŋ/ us  

diving noun [U] (SWIMMING)

B1 the sport of jumping into water, especially with your head and arms going in first, or of swimming underwaterSwimming

diving noun [U] (FOOTBALL)

in football, the act of deliberately falling to the ground without another player causing you to fall in order to try to win a penalty or free kick unfairly: Suarez was booked for diving.
(Definition of diving from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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