Definition of crash-dive in English:


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  • 1(Of a submarine) dive rapidly and steeply to a deeper level in an emergency.
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    • If the submarine had come under attack, both men would have quickly drowned with no hope of escape as their boat crash-dived.
    • Often, in the mid-Atlantic, after forcing U-boats to crash-dive, carrier planes dropped homing torpedoes on the submarines.
    • Anyway, Brick's good piloting brought the sub back in view, now crash-diving to yet away.
  • 1.1(Of an aircraft) plunge steeply downward into a crash.


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  • A steep dive by a submarine or aircraft.
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    • ‘There was a lot of noise and debris flying about and the helicopter went into a controlled crash dive but Pete had only partially detached himself,’ said Mr Dell.
    • The man admitted that he had been playing with the helicopter and was making a crash dive move.
    • Forty minutes later we make a crash dive, regrouping at 15m below the surface current that whips across the reef-top.

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