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nosedive

[nohz-dahyv] /ˈnoʊzˌdaɪv/
noun, Also, nose dive
1.
a plunge of an aircraft with the forward part pointing downward.
2.
a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline:
a time when market values were in a nosedive.
verb (used without object), nosedived or nosedove, nosedived, nosediving. Also, nose-dive
3.
to go into a nosedive:
a warning that prices might nosedive.
Origin of nosedive
1910-1915
1910-15; nose + dive
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