make a dive for

Definition of make a dive for

  1. :  to make a sudden jump or movement toward (something that is on or near the ground) He made a dive for the ditch/ball/gun. He made a dive for cover when the shooting started.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  to plunge into water intentionally and especially headfirst

    :  to execute a dive (see 2dive 1a(1))

    :  submerge

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

    :  a plunge into water executed in a prescribed manner

    :  a submerging of a submarine

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to cast off or become cast off

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