: 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
- The plane went into a nosedive.
- The stock market took a nosedive.
First Known Use of NOSEDIVE
Related to NOSEDIVE
- dip, dive, down, drop, fall, descent, plunge
- ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn
Rhymes with NOSEDIVE
, back dive
, disk drive
, hard drive
, high five
, line drive
, swan dive
, take five
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