Pronunciation Verb

dive (dives, present participle diving; past dived, past participle dived)

  1. To swim under water.
  2. To jump into water head-first.
    • It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them.
  3. To descend sharply or steeply.
  4. (especially with in) To undertake with enthusiasm.
    She dove right in and started making improvements.
  5. (sports) To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised.
  6. To cause to descend, dunk; to plunge something into water.
  7. (transitive) To explore by diving; to plunge into.
    • The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame.
    • He dives the hollow, climbs the steeps.
  8. (figurative) To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
Translations Translations
  • French: plonger
  • Italian: tuffarsi
  • Portuguese: mergulhar
  • Russian: ныря́ть
  • Spanish: (please verify) hacer un clavado (es) , zambullirse
Translations Translations
  • French: se plonger
  • Russian: погружа́ться
Translations Noun

dive (plural dives)

  1. A jump or plunge into water.
  2. A downward swooping motion.
    the dive of a hawk after prey
  3. A swim under water.
  4. A decline.
  5. (slang) A seedy bar, nightclub, etc.
  6. (aviation) Aerial descent with the nose pointed down.
  7. (sports) A deliberate fall after a challenge.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdiːveɪ/
  1. plural form of diva

dive (plural dives)

  1. Obsolete form of daeva#English|daeva.

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