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nosedive

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noun nose·dive \ˈnōz-ˌdīv\

Simple Definition of nosedive

  • : a sudden sharp drop made by an airplane with its front end pointing toward the ground

  • : a sudden sharp drop in price, value, condition, etc.

Full Definition of nosedive

  1. 1 :  a downward nose-first plunge of a flying object (as an airplane)

  2. 2 :  a sudden extreme drop <stock prices took a nosedive>

nose–dive intransitive verb

Examples of nosedive

  1. The plane went into a nosedive.

  2. The stock market took a nosedive.



1912

First Known Use of nosedive

1912



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