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duck-dive Line breaks: duck-dive

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Definition of duck-dive in English:


[no object]
Dive head first under the water while swimming: they duck-dived through the waves
More example sentences
  • Today, to the east of the island, snorkellers duck-dive to touch the upturned body of an intact Zero.
  • How can I duck-dive without aggravating my back?
  • In a few minutes Rotondi teaches me the basics - how to duck-dive, how to conserve energy and therefore oxygen and therefore seconds.


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A dive made head first while swimming.
Example sentences
  • I longed to return to that innocent state of bumbling incompetence when a duck-dive was the pinnacle of achievement.
  • Thanks to a spectacular duck-dive from Steve, the mask was retrieved.
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