dive verb

1 jump into water

ADV. deep, head first | down

PREP. for diving for pearls | from She dived from the top diving board. | into He dived head first into the water. | off

PHRASES go diving The main purpose of his holiday to Greece was to go diving.

2 of birds/aircraft

ADV. suddenly | vertically Unlike some birds, it does not dive vertically.

PREP. from, to The plane suddenly dived from 10,000 feet to 5,000.

3 move/jump/fall

ADV. head first, headlong

PREP. beneath, into He dived headlong into the ditch. | through, under

PHRASES dive for cover We heard an explosion and dived for cover.