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  • n  a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    the stock took a nosedive
  • n  a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
  • v  plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft

  • Trying to pull his once-frontrunning presidential campaign out of its nosedive, a somber John McCain returned Friday to the campaign trail and the state that had been the scene of .
  • After seemingly an eternity in reality, the nosedive lasted 20 very long seconds the flight crew wrested control of the plane from its wayward computer and made an .
  • Cosmic Collision (Space) A NASA spacecraft is about to take a suicidal nosedive into a speeding comet--all for the sake of science.
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  • Smush Parker in USA Today
    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."
  • Imran Khan in AFP
    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...
  • Tiger Wood in ESPN
    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."

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