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Synonyms of dive in English:


  • 1 they strip off and dive into the clear water the plane was diving towards the ground
  • 2 the islanders dive for oysters
    swim under water, go under water, submerge, sink;
  • 3 he opened fire, forcing them to dive for cover
    leap, jump, lunge, launch oneself, throw oneself, go headlong, bolt, dart, dash, rush, scurry;
    duck, dodge
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  • 1 he made daredevil dives into the pool
    plunge, plummet, nosedive, descent, jump, fall, drop, swoop, pitch, bellyflop
    archaic plump
  • 2 she made a sideways dive between a couple of stalls
    lunge, spring, jump, leap, bolt, dart, dash, dodge
  • 3 informal John got into a fight in some dive
    sleazy bar, sleazy nightclub, drinking den
    informal drinking joint, seedy joint, dump, hole
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