- 1A steep downward plunge by an aircraft: the pilot put the plane in a nosedive and ejected
- 1.1A sudden dramatic deterioration: the player’s fortunes took a nosediveMore example sentences
- According to estimates, Indian agriculture, which showed high rates of production prior to the 19th century took a nosedive.
- Even though I was a good student, my grades took a nosedive because of my lack of class participation.
- The dollar soared, the euro dropped, and gold and its shares took a nosedive.
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- 1(Of an aircraft) make a nosedive: the plane nosedived into the ground and explodedMore example sentences
- The airliner nosedived into Rockaway, about five miles from the airport, just after 9am.
- The pilot appeared to fight for control before the little plane nosedived to the ground with a resounding crash on a hill near today's Western Institute of Technology.
- For a split second, ugly scenes try to squeeze into my brain: planes nosediving, twirling, horrific screeching, explosions on impact.
- 1.1Deteriorate suddenly and dramatically: massive strikes caused the economy to nosediveMore example sentences
- But he came unstuck with the Kobe earthquake in mid-January, which killed more than 5,000 people, wrecked one of Japan's major commercial cities, and sent Japanese share prices nosediving.
- In August, it sold £7.4 billion worth of European government bonds and then, after prices had nosedived on the back of the huge sale, bought a portion back at a profit.
- In the last six months alone, the companies have seen their values collapse by 34% as global share prices have nosedived.