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nosedivenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈnəʊz.daɪv/  us   /ˈnoʊz.daɪv/
a ​fast and ​suddenfall to the ​ground with the ​frontpointing down: The ​planeroaredoverhead and went into a nosedive.
a ​suddenfastfall in ​prices, ​value, etc.: There was ​alarm in the ​markets when the ​dollar took a nosedive.

nosediveverb [I]

uk   /ˈnəʊz.daɪv/  us   /ˈnoʊz.daɪv/
(Definition of nosedive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nosedivenoun [C]

 us   /ˈnoʊzˌdɑɪv/
(esp. of an ​aircraft) a ​fast and ​suddenfall to the ​ground with the ​frontpointing down: fig. Stock ​prices took a nosedive (= a ​suddenfall in ​value).
nosedive
verb [I]  us   /ˈnoʊzˌdɑɪv/
fig. Profits nosedived in the last ​quarter.
(Definition of nosedive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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nosedivenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈnəʊzdaɪv/
a sudden fast ​fall in ​price, ​value, etc.: Most ​analysts view the stock's recent nosedive as ​investor overreaction. Shares on Wall Street took a nosedive last night.

nosediveverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈnəʊzdaɪv/
to suddenly ​fall in ​value, quickly and by a large ​amount: Market ​prices continue to nosedive this week.
(Definition of nosedive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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