It dived into their pre-apocalypse backgrounds, their vices and issues with class.
A friend ran down the pier, dived overboard and pulled him out; but the silk hat floated off with the tide.
Michael dived into the filming, learning not only his lines but everyone else's.
It turns out that she dived into therapy after she learned the family secret.
He went scuttling across the landing and dived into a room almost opposite.
Into the breast pocket of his coat he dived and brought up a wallet.
None of these objects hitched against the edge, but the instant they struck they dived under and disappeared.
Visibly he lost importance as he yielded and dived into his pocket.
Yes, he could see the eddy where the child had sunk; and in another moment he had dived into the dark water.
With rapid glances he took stock of the women, dived into their very souls.
13c., from Old English dufan "to dive, duck, sink" (intransitive, class II strong verb; past tense deaf, past participle dofen) and dyfan "to dip, submerge" (weak, transitive), from Proto-Germanic *dubijanan, from PIE *dheub- (see deep). Past tense dove is a later formation, perhaps on analogy of drive/drove. Related: Diving. Dive bomber attested by 1939.
c.1700, from dive (v.). Sense of "disreputable bar" is first recorded American English 1871, perhaps because they were usually in basements, and going into one was both a literal and figurative "diving."
: They fixed it so that he'd dive in the fourth
[origin of first sense uncertain; perhaps fr the notion that one could dive into a disreputable cellar haunt (called a diving bell in an 1883 glossary) and lose oneself among lowlifes and criminals; perhaps a shortening of divan, ''a smoking and gaming room,'' a usage popular in London in the mid-and late 19th century; the places were so called because they were furnished with divans, ''lounges,'' the name ultimately fr Turkish]