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English definition of “nosedive”

nosedive

verb [I]     /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.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping to suddenly fall in value , quickly and by a large amount : House prices nosedived without warning .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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