Definition of crash-dive in English:

crash-dive

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verb

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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 downwards into a crash: pilots crash-dived on bridges over the Oder, destroying three of them

noun

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(crash dive) 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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