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dive

verb [I]
 
 
/daɪv/ ( past tense and past participle dived, past tense also US dove, past participle dived)
JUMP IN B1 to jump into water with your head and arms going in first: He dived off the side of the boat into the sea.Swimming
SWIM B1 to swim under water, usually with breathing equipmentSwimming
dive into/over/under, etc to move somewhere quickly: He heard footsteps and dived under the table.Moving quickly
FLY to fly down through the air very quickly: Suddenly the plane dived to the ground.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping
VALUE If a value or price dives, it suddenly becomes less.Moving downwardsFalling and droppingBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of dive verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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