intransitive verb past tense dived or (in American English also) dove past participle dived
- 1 1.1 (from height)she dived into the watertirarse (al agua)tirarse or echarse un clavado (Latin America)se zambullóse tiró al aguaExample sentences1.2 (under surface)
(person/whale)sumergirse(submarine)can you dive down and pick it up?sumergirsewe'll dive to a depth of 100 feet¿te zambulles y lo recoges?to dive for pearls/treasurebajaremos a 100 pies de profundidadto go divingbucear buscando perlas/tesorosir a hacer submarinismo or a bucearExample sentences
- Liv raised her arms over her head and then dove swiftly into the water.
- More than fifty hardy souls, many very young and a few of advanced years, dived, jumped or simply slid into the icy water.
- Every summer there are serious accidents that occur when people dive or jump off of boats into shallow water.
Example sentences1.3 (swoop)
- The fish dived as one for the ocean floor and capsized the boat.
- In a swirl the fish dived and headed downstream, pulling the rod tip downwards to the water surface.
- Again, a short pumping cadence is efficient; dropping the high tip low to the water gives the fish more time to dive as you reel to recover line.
(plane/bird)bajar en picada or (Spain) en picadoExample sentences
- Check the equipment before diving for once you dive, you will not get a chance to do that and its malfunctioning in the water can be hazardous.
- You go out diving and swim through a kelp forest, which is the sort of thing you associate with temperate coasts, and then you're suddenly in a coral bed.
- You should not be swimming or diving if you have recently been drinking alcohol.
- The aircraft dived as it was buffeted by turbulence at 34,000 ft, lifting passengers high out of their seats and leaving them in fear of their lives.
- I watched a few birds dive and glide.
- The arrow shot through the air like an eagle diving for a mouse and its aim was just as true.
- One time, I had to run as the security guard's lights aimed in my direction, and I dove head first into a prickle bush to get hidden in time.
- He leaped to his feet faster than I'd ever seen him move and dived for the sink.
- Terrified residents had scrambled out of bed and dived for cover after being woken by the gunshot early yesterday morning.
- 2 2.1 (lunge, move suddenly) See examples: he dived for cover under the tablehe dived to save the penaltyse tiró or se metió debajo de la mesa para protegerse2.2 (thrust hand) See examples: she dived into her pocket for a coinse lanzó para salvar el penalty2.3 (attack greedily) [colloquial]they dived for the foodse metió la mano en el bolsillo buscando una monedase lanzaron or se abalanzaron sobre la comidaExample sentences
- The low-cost carrier's share price dived early last year when it released a profit warning.
- The company's chief executive resigned and the share price dived.
- As a result it was weighed down by debt and its share price dived.
transitive verb past tense dived or (in American English also) dove past participle dived
- 1 1.1 (into water) 1.2 (of submarine, whale)Example sentences1.3 (swoop)
descenso (masculine) en picada or (Spain) en picadoExample sentences
- Twenty minutes into his dive under the Antarctic ice, despite swimming hard along the lines of the grid, Jimmy is shaking uncontrollably.
- Recorded dives have lasted 22 minutes, and reached depths of 1,800 feet.
- My average dive was about 40 minutes, going to no more than about 60 feet.
- In the synchronised event, divers attempt to mirror speed along the board, the height of the jump, their rotation and entry into the water, although dives do not have to be identical.
- I'd rock-climbed and done cool dives off a high dive at the local pool.
- The bronze medal went to Russia's Yulia Pakhalina, who dropped from silver to bronze on the last dive, having led through the qualifying rounds.
- 2 (lunge, sudden movement) [colloquial]he made a dive for the gunwe made a dive for the nearest doorwayse abalanzó sobre la pistola(full-length) dive (in soccer) to take a dive (in boxing) [slang]nos precipitamos hacia la salida más próximahacer tongo [colloquial]dejarse ganarExample sentences
- I made a dive for my hiding place under the bed, fell over Mother, and struck my nose on the edge of her bed, giving myself a bloody nose and two black eyes.
- Nick made a dive for the tool on the ground.
- I took my clothes and made a dive for the bed.
- Having just been dumped for the second time in a month, I went to the neighborhood dive bar with a friend.
- The fight club meets in the basement of a dive bar.
- Most evenings he spent drinking beer in dive bars.
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