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stage-diving Syllabification: stage-div·ing

Definition of stage-diving in 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.
Example sentences
  • The atmosphere in Dry is pretty electric with double stage-diving and more sweat than a sauna for the overweight.
  • What other venue could offer dancing in the pews, stage-diving off the pulpit, and vocals carrying unassisted by a PA system?
  • He plays Dewey, a heavy rock musician - in both senses - who is thrown out of his band for excessive guitar solos and inappropriate stage-diving, and has to take a job as a supply teacher at an uptight private infant school.



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Example sentences
  • Albarn stage-dives in the middle of ‘Crazy Beat’ from Think Tank and drowns in a sea of young male and female bodies, before Smoggy carries the six-footer out like a small child.
  • Ronald stage-dives into the crowd, and is deftly moshed back onto the stage, where he strikes a triumphant pose.
  • Remember that Pearl Jam video for ‘Even Flow, ‘in which Eddie Vedder stage-dives off a balcony?’


Example sentences
  • They continue in a similar vein, meeting with general approval from the audience, particularly the (mostly youthful) stage-divers who punctuate every song with their sweaty antics.
  • I missed the video shoot by a day, but a friend of mine is one of the stage-divers in the video.
  • Climbing on stages or speakers or any elevated position the stage-diver would then dive out over and into the crowd, usually escaping a bouncer's grasp by moments.

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