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

Translation of dive in Italian:

noun

  • 3 (descent) (of plane, bird) to pull out of a dive
    uscire da una picchiata
    to take a dive [figurative] (prices) the party's fortunes have taken a dive
    la situazione del partito è precipitata
  • 4 (lunge)to make a dive for something
    lanciarsi, precipitarsi verso qualcosa

intransitive verb pass. dived (British English) dove (American English)

  • 1 (Sport) (into water)
    tuffarsi off (from da) (into in) (down to fino a)
  • 3 (go diving)
    (as hobby)
    fare immersioni, fare (il) sub
    (as job)
    fare il sommozzatore
  • 4 (lunge, throw oneself)to dive into the bushes, under the bed
    tuffarsi nei cespugli, sotto il letto
    to dive into a bar, shop
    tuffarsi in un bar, un negozio
    he dived into his pocket and produced some money
    ha cacciato la mano in tasca e ne ha tirato fuori dei soldi

Phrasal verbs

dive for:

dive for [something] 1.1 (diver)
tuffarsi in cerca di (pearls, coral)
1.2 (player)
tuffarsi su, verso (ball)
1.3 (person)
tuffarsi, precipitarsi verso (exit, door)
to dive for cover
tuffarsi, gettarsi a terra in cerca di riparo

dive in

1
tuffarsi
2 [figurative] (act impulsively)
lanciarsi, tuffarsi

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