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nosedive

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈnəʊz.daɪv/ us    /ˈnoʊz-/
a fast and sudden fall to the ground with the front pointing down: The plane roared overhead and went into a nosedive. a sudden fast fall in prices, value, etc.: There was alarm in the markets when the dollar took a nosedive.

nosedive

verb [I] uk   /ˈnəʊz.daɪv/ us    /ˈnoʊz-/
to suddenly fall to the ground with the front pointing down: Spectators in the crowd watched in horror as the plane nosedived. to suddenly fall in value, quickly and by a large amount: House prices nosedived without warning.
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