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  • n  a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
  • n  a headlong plunge into water
  • n  a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
  • n  a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
  • v  drop steeply
  • v  plunge into water
    I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool
  • v  swim under water

  • Reason for extension: bombs released in a dive pick up speed faster than the ship, have been known to poke their noses into the whirling prop and blow dive bomber and crew to bits.
  • Breath-taking for any submariner is the first dive of a brand-new submarine.
  • Last winter a free-lance deep-sea diver and experimenter named Max Nohl had himself lowered 420 ft.
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  • Barack Obama in TIME (blog)
    We've gone through a very tough year and I've been working Congress very hard, so I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue,he said of immigration reform.
  • Alessandro in International Herald Tribune
    The plane landed at a crazy speed. It was going into a dive and I was certain we would crash on the ground,Alessandro Bertellotti, a journalist with Italian broadcaster Rai, told the ANSA news agency. "I was sitting behind the wing. .........
  • Dwyane Wade in Forbes
    It could have been easy for me just to shut it down,Wade said. "You don't know if you're going to be able to attack the same way and dive on the floor the same way. I'll find out after therapy and rehab how my body responds to things."

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