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dive

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dive

  1. 1 an act or instance of diving <the penguin took a dive off of the ice sheet> Synonyms pitch, plunge Related Words dip, immersion, submersion; fall, plump, slip, spill, stumble, tumble; descent, drop; belly flop, header, jackknife, swan dive Near Antonyms jump, leap

  2. 2 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude <stock prices took a long, steady dive> Synonyms dip, descent, down, drop, fall, nosedive, plungeRelated Words comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinkingNear Antonyms advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvementAntonyms ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn




dive

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dive

  1. 1 to cast oneself head first into deep water <we watched her dive in after the drowning man> Synonyms pitch, plunge, sound Related Words dip, immerse, submerge; belly flop, plump, plunk (or plonk) Near Antonyms surface

  2. 2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly <sales figures for existing homes dived dramatically when mortgage rates skyrocketed> Synonyms crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, drop, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumbleRelated Words abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreatNear Antonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, waxAntonyms arise, ascend, lift, mount, rise, soar, spike, up




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