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diving British & World English

The sport or activity of swimming or exploring under water

dive British & World English

Plunge head first into water with one’s arms raised over one’s head

cage diving British & World English

The activity of being lowered into the sea in a protective steel cage in order to view sharks or other dangerous sea creatures at close range

diving bell British & World English

An open-bottomed chamber supplied with air, in which a person can be let down under water

diving duck British & World English

A duck of a type which dives under water for food, such as the pochard, scaup, tufted duck, and goldeneye

diving suit British & World English

A watertight suit, typically with a helmet and an air supply, worn for working or exploring deep under water

skin diving British & World English

The action or sport of swimming under water without a diving suit, typically in deep water using an aqualung and flippers

skin diving New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

swimming under water without a diving suit

diving beetle British & World English

A predatory water beetle which has fringed back legs for swimming and which stores air under its wing cases while diving

diving board British & World English

An elevated board projecting over a swimming pool or other body of water, from which people dive or jump in

diving petrel British & World English

A stocky auklike seabird of southern oceans, having black upper parts and white underparts

scuba diving British & World English

The sport or pastime of swimming underwater using a scuba

stage-diving British & World English

The practice (typically among audience members) of jumping from the stage at a rock concert or other event to be caught and carried aloft by the crowd below

dumpster diving British & World English

The practice of raiding dumpsters to find discarded items that are still useful, can be recycled, and have value

saturation diving British & World English

Deep-sea diving in which the diver’s bloodstream is saturated with helium or other suitable gas at the pressure of the surrounding water, so that the decompression time afterwards is independent of the duration of the dive

dive in in dive British & World English

Help oneself to food

dive in British & World English

Help oneself to food

crash-dive British & World English

(Of a submarine) dive rapidly and steeply to a deeper level in an emergency

dive into in dive British & World English

Occupy oneself suddenly and enthusiastically with (a meal, or an engrossing subject or activity)

dive into British & World English

Occupy oneself suddenly and enthusiastically with (a meal, or an engrossing subject or activity)

duck-dive British & World English

Dive head first under the water while swimming

nosedive British & World English

(Of an aircraft) make a nosedive

skydiving British & World English

The sport of jumping from an aircraft and performing acrobatic manoeuvres in the air under free fall before landing by parachute

swan dive British & World English

Perform a swan dive

swallow dive British & World English

Perform a swallow dive

duck and dive in duck2 British & World English

Use one’s ingenuity to deal with or evade a situation

duck and dive British & World English

Use one’s ingenuity to deal with or evade a situation

great diving beetle in diving beetle British & World English

A predatory water beetle which has fringed back legs for swimming and which stores air under its wing cases while diving

common or northern diving petrel in diving petrel British & World English

A stocky auklike seabird of southern oceans, having black upper parts and white underparts