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crash dive

noun
1.
a rapid dive by a submarine made at a steep angle, especially to avoid attack from a surface vessel or airplane.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20

crash-dive

[krash-dahyv, -dahyv] /ˈkræʃˈdaɪv, -ˌdaɪv/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), crash-dived or crash-dove, crash-dived, crash-diving.
1.
to dive rapidly at a steep angle.
Origin
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for crash-dive

crash dive

noun
1.
a sudden steep dive from the surface by a submarine
verb
2.
(usually of an aircraft) to descend steeply and rapidly, before hitting the ground
3.
to perform or cause to perform a crash dive
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