- 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[intransitive] (of an aircraft) to fall suddenly with the front part pointing towards the ground
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//