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English noun: nosedive

1. nosedive (process) a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline


SamplesThe stock took a nosedive.


Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution

2. nosedive (act) a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft


Synonymsdive, nose dive


Broader (hypernym)descent


Narrower (hyponym)power dive


English verb: nosedive

1. nosedive (motion) plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft


ExamplesThe airplane is sure to nosedive


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)dive, plunge, plunk


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation









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