Dive

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Definition

to dive (into a swimming pool): to jump (into a swimming pool) head first; to swim under water (usually with breathing equipment); to fall, to descend (figuratively)
verb
Stock prices dived 100 points yesterday on Wall Street. It's a crisis situation!
Anthony is a diving instructor. He teaches people how to swim under water.

This is an irregular verb:
I dive / I dove or dived / I have dove or dived

a dive: a jump (into water); a drop, a fall, a descent
noun

to dive into (an activity): to start doing (an activity) suddenly and energetically
idiom
With no real experience, I had to dive into my new job as a school teacher.

Examples

  • "He's got to learn how to sell, Philip, and what better way is there for him to learn than to dive right in?"
  • "A 15-year-old boy wreaked havoc today at White Dove High School when he pulled out candy from his bag and threw it 'quite hard' at fellow students."
  • "Dive, dive, dive!"
  • "Candy : Well Brent, the Pope can expect to throw off his robes and dive into the Vatican swimming pool because this weekend it's going to be hot hot hot!"
  • "With me, you will learn the five D's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and."
  • "Camera footage shows Oléré diving into a pool of caviar in full scuba gear at one point."

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