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noun 
  1. (countable) A jump or plunge into water.
  2. (countable) A swim under water.
  3. (countable) A decline.
  4. (countable) (slang) A seedy bar, nightclub, etc.
  5. (aviation) fast, Fast descend with the nose of a craft pointed down.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: buceo
  • German: Tauchen
verb (dives, diving, dived or dove, dived or dove)
  1. To swim under water.
  2. To jump into water head-first.
  3. To descend sharply or steeply.
  4. (especially with in) To undertake with enthusiasm.
She dove right in and started making improvements.
  1. (sport) To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised
  2. To cause to descend, dunk
Translations: 
  • Dutch: duiken, een duikvlucht maken
  • German: eine Schwalbe vortí¤uschen
  • Spanish: hacer un clavado
  • French: plonger
Etymology: (rfc-level, Etymology not at level 3)From merged meanings of Old English weak verb dyfan and strong verb dufan


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