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English noun: dive

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


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

2. dive (act) a headlong plunge into water


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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