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Definition of nosedive verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nosedive

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊzdaɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊzdaɪv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nosedive
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊzdaɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊzdaɪv//
     
    he / she / it nosedives
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊzdaɪvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊzdaɪvz//
     
    past simple nosedived
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊzdaɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊzdaɪvd//
     
    past participle nosedived
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊzdaɪvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊzdaɪvd//
     
    -ing form nosediving
    BrE BrE//ˈnəʊzdaɪvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊzdaɪvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of prices, costs, etc.) to fall suddenly synonym plummet Building costs have nosedived. During that period the quality of British film-making nosedived.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of an aircraft) to fall suddenly with the front part pointing towards the ground
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