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British English: /dʌɪv/
American English: /daɪv/

Translation of dive in French:


  • 3 (descent) (of plane, bird) to pull out of a dive
    sortir d'un piqué
    to take a dive [figurative]
    the party's fortunes have taken a dive
    le destin du parti a basculé
  • 4 (lunge) to make a dive for something
    foncer vers quelque chose
  • 5 [informal] (deliberate fall) (in fixed fight) to take a dive
    aller au tapis
    (in football) that was a dive!
    c'est du chiqué! [informal]
  • 6 [informal] [pejorative] (bar, club)
    tripot (m) [informal]

intransitive verb prét dived (British English) dove (American English)

  • 1 (gen) (Sport) (into water)
    plonger (off, from de) (into dans) (down to jusqu'à)
  • 4 (lunge, throw oneself)to dive into the bushes/under the bed
    plonger dans les buissons/sous le lit
    to dive into a bar/shop
    s'engouffrer dans un bar/un magasin
    he dived into his pocket and produced some money
    il a plongé la main dans sa poche et a sorti de l'argent

Phrasal verbs

dive for

dive for [something] 1.1
pêcher (pearls, coral)
plonger sur (ball)
foncer vers (exit, door)
to dive for cover
foncer à l'abri

dive in

1.1 [literal] 1.2 [figurative] (act impulsively)
se lancer [informal]
Definition of dive in:
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