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skydiving

[skahy-dahy-ving] /ˈskaɪˌdaɪ vɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of jumping from an airplane at a moderate or high altitude and free-falling and using one's body to control direction or movements before opening one's parachute.
Origin of skydiving
1955-1960
1955-60; sky + dive + -ing1
Related forms
sky diver, noun

skydive

[skahy-dahyv] /ˈskaɪˌdaɪv/
verb (used without object), skydived or skydove; skydived; skydiving.
1.
to engage in skydiving.
Origin
1960-65; sky + dive
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skydiving

/ˈskaɪˌdaɪvɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of parachute jumping, in which participants perform manoeuvres before opening the parachute and attempt to land accurately

skydive

/ˈskaɪˌdaɪv/
verb -dives, -diving, -dived (US) -dove, -dived
1.
(intransitive) to take part in skydiving
Derived Forms
skydiver, noun
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