dive

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[Dive]

To dive is to jump head first into the water. You might dare your friend to dive off a boat into a cold lake.

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To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.

Noun
a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft

Noun
a headlong plunge into water

Noun
a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall

Verb
swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"

Verb
plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"

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Verb
drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"


v. i.
To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.

v. i.
Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.

v. t.
To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.

v. t.
To explore by diving; to plunge into.

n.
A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.

n.
A place of low resort.


Dive

Dive , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dived , colloq. Dove , a relic of the AS. strong forms de'a0f, dofen; p. pr. & vb. n. Diving.] [OE. diven, duven, AS. dfan to sink, v. t., fr. dfan, v. i.; akin to Icel. dfa, G. taufen, E. dip, deep, and perh. to dove, n. Cf. Dip.] 1. To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.
It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them.
&hand; The colloquial form dove is common in the United States as an imperfect tense form.
All [the walruses] dove down with a tremendous splash.
When closely pressed it [the loon] dove . . . and left the young bird sitting in the water.
2. Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore. South.

Dive

Dive , v. t. 1. To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck. [Obs.] Hooker. 2. To explore by diving; to plunge into. [R.]
The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame.
He dives the hollow, climbs the steeps.

Dive

Dive, n. 1. A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively. 2. A place of low resort. [Slang]
The music halls and dives in the lower part of the city.

To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.

To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.

A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.

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Usage Examples

I was training more learning how to scuba dive which I'd never done which was really, really, really cool.

Luckily I don't have to buy shoes anymore, because I design them! I'm off tour, so I can dive in and create the shoes that I want for my line. But okay, I did buy a pair of vintage combat boots because they were so beaten up - I had to have them.

Here in Silicon Valley, I have taken part in hundreds of conversations trying to convince people to dive in and become entrepreneurs. All too often, innovators with good, safe, jobs are unwilling to put their family's access to health care at risk by walking away from company-backed medical insurance.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women's health care and education, and I'd dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum.

Men go into marriage with virtually no expectations whatsoever. Ten years later, the men are delightfully surprised to find out that it's actually kind of nice, and the women have sort of had to take a nose dive from what they thought it was going to be.

You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.

Sometimes I envy people who can be only half crazy, with one foot in the passion and one foot in the real world. But that's not me. I dive into the total crazy experience. That's the only way to travel.

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