Meaning of “nosedive” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “nosedive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nosedive" in American English

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nosedivenoun [ C ]

us /ˈnoʊzˌdɑɪv/

(esp. of an aircraft) a fast and sudden fall to the ground with the front pointing down:

fig. Stock prices took a nosedive (= a sudden fall in value).
verb [ I ] us /ˈnoʊzˌdɑɪv/

fig. Profits nosedived in the last quarter.

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"nosedive" in Business English

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nosedivenoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈnəʊzdaɪv/ us

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 /ˈnəʊzdaɪv/ us

to suddenly fall in value, quickly and by a large amount:

Market prices continue to nosedive this week.

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