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noun [countable] dive pronunciation in British English /daɪv/ 
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  1. 2
    a quick sudden movement towards the ground from the air

    The plane lost control and went into a dive.

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  2. 3
    a sudden fall in the value of something
    take a dive (=fall):

    The share price took a 30% dive last year.

  3. 5
    a sudden movement in a particular direction

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

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