noun nose·dive \ˈnōz-ˌdīv\

: 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

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

First Known Use of NOSEDIVE



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