crash dive
noun Date: 1918 a dive made by a submarine in the least possible time • crash-dive intransitive verb

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  • Crash Dive — Der Begriff Crash Dive kann sich beziehen auf: den englischen Begriff für ein Gefahrenmanöver bei U Booten, siehe dazu Alarmtauchen, Crash Dive (1943), einen US amerikanischen Kriegsfilm aus dem Jahr 1943, Crash Dive (1997), einen US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • crash-dive — {v.} 1. To dive deep underwater in a submarine as quickly as possible. * /We shall crash dive if we see enemy planes coming./ 2. To dive into (something) in an airplane. * /When the plane s motor was hit by the guns of the enemy battleship, the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crash-dive — {v.} 1. To dive deep underwater in a submarine as quickly as possible. * /We shall crash dive if we see enemy planes coming./ 2. To dive into (something) in an airplane. * /When the plane s motor was hit by the guns of the enemy battleship, the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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