dive for

idiom

: 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.

Examples of dive for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This adaptation, along with a lung that nearly spans the length of their body, enables sea snakes to dive for up to hours at a time. Jake Parks, Discover Magazine, 7 Nov. 2023 Diving Ducks As the name implies, diving ducks such as greater and lesser scaup, canvasbacks, and redheads dive for their meals. M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 2 Nov. 2023 The soldiers heard the whistle of the incoming rockets and had seconds to dive for cover. Marc Santora Tyler Hicks, New York Times, 2 Sep. 2023 Freshman lineman Briley Barron’s dive for center square earned the victory for the offense in the decisive third round. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2023 Freshman lineman Briley Barron’s dive for center square earned W for the offense. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2023 In the fourth quarter, Paulino kept his legs churning on a goal line dive for a 2-yard scoring plunge. Cam Kerry, BostonGlobe.com, 28 June 2023 The inning ended with Kason Howell hitting a ground ball that Dustin Dickerson had to dive for at shortstop. Nubyjas Wilborn | Nwilborn@al.com, al, 3 June 2023 Stephanie Mencimer shined a powerful light on this story in a deep dive for Mother Jones. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2023

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“Dive for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dive%20for. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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