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dives

noun
plural of dive

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an act or instance of diving
  • the penguin took a dive off of the ice sheet

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2 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude
  • stock prices took a long, steady dive

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dives

verb
present tense third-person singular of dive

Synonyms & Antonyms of dives (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cast oneself head first into deep water
  • we watched her dive in after the drowning man

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2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • sales figures for existing homes dived dramatically when mortgage rates skyrocketed

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“Dives.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dives. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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