dive2 ●●○ noun [countableC] 1 MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONsudden movement 突然的动作 a sudden movement in a particular direction or into a particular place 冲，扑 She made a dive for the bathroom.
2 sudden fall 突降 a sudden fall in the amount, value, or success of something 〔数量、价值或运气的〕突降，暴跌 The news put shares in a dive.
The team’s fortunes have taken a dive this year.
3 movement downwards 向下移动 when something moves down through the air or water 俯冲；下潜 Thankfully, the pilot managed to pull out of the dive and regain control.
steep/vertical dive 垂直俯冲
4. DSSjump 跳 a jump into deep water with your head and arms going in first 〔头和胳膊先入水的〕跳水
5. swim 游泳 the act of going under water to swim, using special equipment to help you breathe 〔使用水肺等的〕潜水 6. place 地方 informalDL a bar, club etc that is cheap and dirty 下等酒吧，低级夜总会
7. soccer 足球 the act of falling down deliberately in order to unfairly win a freekick or a penalty 假摔
n COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: when something moves down through the air or water verbs go into a dive (=start to move downwards)
The plane was in trouble, then it went into a dive.
pull out of a dive (=stop a plane going down)adjectives
He tried to pull out of the steep dive before hitting the ground.
a steep dive (=going down suddenly)
The fighter plane went into a steep dive.
a vertical dive (=going straight down)
His actions sent the plane into a near vertical dive.
a shallow dive (=going down slowly rather than suddenly)
The bird captures its prey on the ground after a long, shallow dive.