Definition of swallow dive in English:

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swallow dive



A dive performed with one’s arms outspread until close to the water.
Example sentences
  • The Rhinos defence gave chase, but although Mark Calderwood got close, he didn't get close enough to prevent Vainikolo celebrating with a spectacular swallow dive under the posts.
  • I had got to the stage where I had decided even if I had to hire the entire Commonwealth pool and fly in an Olympic coach, I would do it just to learn a swallow dive and a proper hurdle step.
  • McCoist offers something different, although his swallow dive garnered him no sympathy when he attempted to ‘win’ a penalty 10 minutes into the tie. The veteran deserved the jeers and a yellow card.


[no object] (swallow-dive)
Perform a swallow dive.
Example sentences
  • Then the law required them to stand back and let him carry on swallow-diving.
  • Climb to the top of the Empire State Building, swallow-dive into an elegant free-fall, and defy gravity with a judiciously timed web just before you hit the ground.

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