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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
1910-1915
1910-15; nose + dive
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Examples for nosedive
  • They'll also experience a split second of weightlessness as they nosedive down the mountainous drop.
  • And their conversational skills took the biggest nosedive while they were trying to navigate intersections or handle traffic.
  • But if the order is inverted, the plane will take a nosedive.
  • Or the impact may have come first, weakening ecosystems enough that when the eruptions started, life took a nosedive.
  • As population density increases or is perceived to have increased, empathy in that society takes a nosedive.
  • No matter what happens for the rest of the day, the morning's nosedive will revive talk about a double dip.
  • Axing these lossmakers helped pull the carrier out of its financial nosedive.
  • One of the wings snapped, sending his prized plane into a nosedive for the ice.
  • My leg cut out from under me, and my forward momentum turned into a nosedive.
  • In this particular lesson the flight instructor cut the small plane's engine and put the plane into a nosedive.

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