dive

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdaɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/daɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dīv)


From diva (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
divas
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
dive
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Rare)
Inflections of 'dive' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dives
v 3rd person singular
diving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dived
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
dove
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly US)
dived
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
dove
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

dive

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [three] -meter dive
  2. was [his, the competitor's] winning dive
  3. a dive with a difficulty of [2.9, 3.4]
  4. a [reverse, back, twist, inward] dive
  5. was a (near) perfect dive
  6. the judges gave the dive a [9.4]
  7. competing in the high dive
  8. too afraid to [go, jump] off the high dive
  9. have never been off the high dive
  10. took a dive into the [pool, water]
  11. a [daring, difficult, dangerous, graceful, bomb] dive
  12. the dive to the [sea, ocean] bed
  13. a dive to [500] feet
  14. a dive of [500] feet
  15. the plane took a [sudden, dangerous] dive
  16. the [fighter, jet, plane] went into a dive
  17. made a quick dive for his [weapon, gun, pistol]
  18. made a quick dive to [avoid, prevent, evade, elude]
  19. a sharp dive in [income, revenue, profits]
  20. [sales, prices, values] have taken a dive
  21. [values] have taken a nose-dive
  22. sports: it was a dive, not a [foul, penalty]!
  23. sports: the [player, attacker, striker] took a dive
  24. slang: this [restaurant, place, bar, club] is a total dive!
v
  1. dive into the [water, pool, lake, deep end]
  2. dive off (of) [a diving board, the side, a cliff]
  3. dive (right) into things
  4. dive (right) in
  5. dive [under the water, underwater]
  6. dove in to save him
  7. dive down deep
  8. dive with [sharks, the fish]
  9. dive for [pearls, oysters]
  10. the [plane, bird] dove (low)
  11. dove into her [meal, food]
  12. her [popularity, fame] dove
n as adj
  1. the dive [difficulty, type, depth]
  2. our [favorite, local] dive bar
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