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English definition of “dive”

dive

noun [C]
 
 
/daɪv/
JUMP B2 a jump into water with your arms and head going in firstSwimming
MOVEMENT a quick movement somewhereMoving quickly
VALUE a sudden reduction in the value or price of something: Share prices took a dive today.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
PLACE informal a place such as a bar that is considered to be dirty or of low qualityUnpleasant placesPlaces and locationsSelling and serving alcoholic drinksHotels and hostels
(Definition of dive noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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