nosedive nosedive  /ˈnoʊz ˌdaɪv/


  1. (n) a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
  2. (n) a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
  3. (v) plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft



  1. It's home to the Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index, whicheven after its recent nosedivehas more than doubled in the past two years.
  2. Observers short on rational explanations for the nosedive could find solace only in the calendar: at least trading ceases on weekends.
  3. Falwell told viewers that donations had taken a nosedive since PTL formally filed for bankruptcy on June 12.


  1. How John Paulson Lost $630 Million

    It has been a rough couple of months for gold bugs. With the precious metal slowly declining in price since the start of 2013, April's nosedive has driven many investors out of the commodity
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Nosedive, VXX Spikes and XLP Tumbles

    U.S. equities took a steep nosedive today, marking their biggest one-day drop of the year. Investors’ anxiety of Fed tapering nearly reached a boiling point today after the Fed hinted yesterday that the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ETF Database via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Stocks Nosedive 2%, Dow Ends Down 350 on Fed Taper Talk; Vix Tops 20 for First Time in 2013

    Stocks took a sharp nosedive across the board Thursday, with the Dow posting its worst day of 2013, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted the central bank may scale back its asset purchases ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNBC via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I'm frustrated how the ballclub is going in a nosedive," Parker said. "I'm not pleased with my play, and I'm not pleased with the team's play. I know I can play better than this."
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: Smush Parker Source: USA Today

  2. "This attack was guaranteed front-page news everywhere in the world," Khan said. "The perpetrators wanted to portray Pakistan as a chaotic state in the Dark Ages. Yesterday, the stock market took a nosedive. Pakistan is a resilient country...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Imran Khan Source: AFP

  3. "I didn't have a very good lie, and I was marginal whether I should go for it or not," Woods said. "I was just trying to hit the ball somewhere to the left of the hole and it just squirted off to the right and fell in a little nosedive."
    on Feb 3, 2006 By: Tiger Wood Source: ESPN

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