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English noun: dive

1. dive (artifact) a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall


Synonymshonkytonk


Broader (hypernym)cabaret, club, night club, nightclub, nightspot

2. dive (act) a headlong plunge into water


Synonymsdiving


Broader (hypernym)swim, swimming


Narrower (hyponym)belly flop, belly flopper, belly whop, belly whopper, cliff diving, flip, full gainer, gainer, half gainer, jackknife, swallow dive, swan dive

3. dive (act) a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft


Synonymsnose dive, nosedive


Broader (hypernym)descent


Narrower (hyponym)power dive


English verb: dive

1. dive (motion) drop steeply


SamplesThe stock market plunged.


ExamplesThe stock market is going to dive , The airplane is sure to dive


Synonymsplunge, plunk


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


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Narrower (hyponym)chute, crash-dive, duck, jump, nosedive, parachute, power-dive


Verb groupdump, plunge

2. dive (motion) plunge into water


SamplesI was afraid to dive from the board into the pool.


ExamplesThe men dive the area for animals , The men dive for animals in the area


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)submerge, submerse


Narrower (hyponym)belly-flop, jackknife


Domain categoryaquatics, water sport

3. dive (motion) swim under water


SamplesThe children enjoyed diving and looking for shells.


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


Broader (hypernym)swim


Narrower (hyponym)skin-dive, snorkel









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