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An example use of dive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… managers index the PMI dive to a record …”

meanings of dive


  1. A swim under water.
  2. Obsolete form of daeva.
  3. Plural of diva.
  4. Aerial descent with the nose pointed down.
  5. A headfirst jump toward the ground or into another substance.
  6. A seedy bar, nightclub, etc.
  7. A deliberate fall after a challenge.
  8. A jump or plunge into water.
  9. A decline.
  10. A downward swooping motion.


  1. To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
  2. To undertake with enthusiasm.
  3. To swim under water.
  4. To cause to descend, dunk; to plunge something into water.
  5. To descend sharply or steeply.
  6. To jump into water head-first.
  7. To explore by diving; to plunge into.
  8. To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised.
  9. To jump headfirst toward the ground or into another substance.

dive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dive occurs in english on average 11.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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