dive for

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dive for

: to suddenly jump toward (something that is on or near the ground)
  • He dove for the ball.
  • When the shooting started, he dove for cover.
sometimes used figuratively
  • Her books always have me diving for my dictionary.

Word by Word Definitions

dive play
  1. : to plunge into water intentionally and especially headfirst

  2. : submerge

  3. : to come or drop down precipitously : plunge

  1. : the act or an instance of diving: such as

  2. : a plunge into water executed in a prescribed manner

  3. : a submerging of a submarine


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