nose-dive
nosedive ose"dive`, nose-dive ose"-dive`v. i. To drop with the nose or front first, as of an airplane.

Syn: nosedive. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nose dive — n. 1. a swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth 2. any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits nose dive vi. nose dived, nose diving * * * …   Universalium

  • nose-dive — (n.) sudden large decrease, 1920, from airplane sense, first attested 1912, from NOSE (Cf. nose) (n.) + DIVE (Cf. dive) (n.). As a verb from 1915 …   Etymology dictionary

  • nose dive — n. 1. a swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth 2. any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits nose dive vi. nose dived, nose diving …   English World dictionary

  • nose-dive — (nōzʹdīv ) intr.v. nose ·dived, or nose ·dove ( dōv ) nose ·div·ing, nose ·dives To perform a nosedive.   noseʹ div er n. * * * …   Universalium

  • nose dive — noun a steep nose down descent by an aircraft • Syn: ↑dive, ↑nosedive • Hypernyms: ↑descent • Hyponyms: ↑power dive * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose dive — n. 1) (also fig.) to go into, take a nose dive (stocks took a nose dive) 2) to come out of a nose dive * * * take a nose dive (stocks took a nose dive) (also fig.) to go into to come out of a nose dive …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nose-dive — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: nose dive : to plunge headlong …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose dive — Synonyms and related words: acrobatics, aerobatics, banking, beat down, belly buster, belly flop, belly whopper, break, breakdown, cannonball, chandelle, cheapen, cheapening, collapse, comedown, crabbing, crash, crash dive, cropper, cut, cut… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nose-dive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily: drop, fall, go down, pitch, plunge, spill, topple, tumble. Idiom: take a fall (or header or plunge or spill or tumble). See RISE. 2. To undergo a sharp, rapid… …   English dictionary for students

  • nose dive — fast dive, rapid plunge toward Earth (of an aircraft); rapid fall, sharp descent (in prices or value) …   English contemporary dictionary

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