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Definition of nosedive verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nosedive
    he / she / it nosedives
    past simple nosedived
    -ing form nosediving
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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 film-making nosedived.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of an aircraft) to fall suddenly with the front part pointing toward the ground
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nosedive

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