Definition of nosedive
1 : a downward nose-first plunge of a flying object (such as an airplane)
2 : a sudden extreme drop stock prices took a nosedive
Examples of nosedive in a Sentence
The plane went into a nosedive.
The stock market took a nosedive.
Recent Examples of nosedive from the Web
Kroger shares took their biggest nosedive in 17 years.
Trump suffered for feuds with beauty pageant queens, gold-star parents and the women who accused him of sexual misconduct took him by the middle of August to a deficit of more than 10 points and another similar nosedive in mid-October.
Public perception of United Airlines took a nosedive after a passenger was dragged from his seat on April 9, and now a survey indicates that JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines may have benefited from the backlash.
Edinson Volquez was knocked around early in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers as the Marlins continued their nosedive in a season that’s fast turning to ruin.
The slide follows a 48 percent nosedive last week that was accompanied by a plunge in the company’s bonds.
According to Moffett’s calculations, Dish’s satellite service took a nosedive and lost 320,000 customers in the three months.
This is a newly confident S.N.L. that, a little over a year ago, was still licking its wounds from the public relations disaster of host Donald Trump—and offering up some desperate solutions to try to pull out of a ratings nosedive.
And, thanks to one high-profile, strangely fortuitous career nosedive, no jester will ever bomb that big again.
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First Known Use of nosedive
NOSEDIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nosedive for English Language Learners
: a sudden sharp drop made by an airplane with its front end pointing toward the ground
: a sudden sharp drop in price, value, condition, etc.
NOSEDIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of nosedive for Students
1 : a downward plunge (as of an airplane)
2 : a sudden sharp drop (as in prices)
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