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noun [countable]     dive pronunciation in American English
/daɪv/
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  1. 1
    a jump into water with your head first and your arms stretched out in front of you
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  2. 2
    a quick sudden movement toward the ground from the air

    The plane lost control and went into a dive.

  3. 3
    a sudden fall in the value of something
    take a dive (=fall):

    The share price took a percent dive last year.

  4. 4
    a sudden movement in a particular direction

    Bond made a dive for the gun lying on the floor.

  5. 6
    informal a bar or club that is dirty, inexpensive, and unpleasant
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