make a dive for

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make a dive for

: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

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

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

  2. : brand

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

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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