nose dive

nose dive
Synonyms and related words:
acrobatics, aerobatics, banking, beat down, belly buster, belly flop, belly whopper, break, breakdown, cannonball, chandelle, cheapen, cheapening, collapse, comedown, crabbing, crash, crash dive, cropper, cut, cut prices, decline, deflate, deflation, depreciate, depreciation, devaluate, devaluation, dip, dive, diving, downfall, drop, fall, fall in price, fishtailing, gainer, give way, glide, header, jackknife, jew down, lose altitude, lower, lowering, mark down, markdown, parachute, parachute jump, pare, pitch, plop, plummet, plummeting, plump, plunge, plunk, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, power dive, pratfall, price cut, price fall, price reduction, pull-up, pullout, pushdown, reduce, reduction, rolling, running dive, sag, settle, shave, sideslip, skid, skin-dive, sky dive, sky-dive, slash, slump, smash, sound, spiral, stall, stationary dive, stoop, stumble, stunting, swan dive, swoop, swoop down, tactical maneuvers, tailspin, take a header, trim, tumble, volplane, zoom

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  • nose dive — n. 1. a swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth 2. any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits nose dive vi. nose dived, nose diving * * * …   Universalium

  • nose-dive — (n.) sudden large decrease, 1920, from airplane sense, first attested 1912, from NOSE (Cf. nose) (n.) + DIVE (Cf. dive) (n.). As a verb from 1915 …   Etymology dictionary

  • nose dive — n. 1. a swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth 2. any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits nose dive vi. nose dived, nose diving …   English World dictionary

  • nose-dive — (nōzʹdīv ) intr.v. nose ·dived, or nose ·dove ( dōv ) nose ·div·ing, nose ·dives To perform a nosedive.   noseʹ div er n. * * * …   Universalium

  • nose dive — noun a steep nose down descent by an aircraft • Syn: ↑dive, ↑nosedive • Hypernyms: ↑descent • Hyponyms: ↑power dive * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose dive — n. 1) (also fig.) to go into, take a nose dive (stocks took a nose dive) 2) to come out of a nose dive * * * take a nose dive (stocks took a nose dive) (also fig.) to go into to come out of a nose dive …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nose-dive — nosedive ose dive , nose dive ose dive v. i. To drop with the nose or front first, as of an airplane. Syn: nosedive. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nose-dive — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: nose dive : to plunge headlong …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose-dive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily: drop, fall, go down, pitch, plunge, spill, topple, tumble. Idiom: take a fall (or header or plunge or spill or tumble). See RISE. 2. To undergo a sharp, rapid… …   English dictionary for students

  • nose dive — fast dive, rapid plunge toward Earth (of an aircraft); rapid fall, sharp descent (in prices or value) …   English contemporary dictionary

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