dive[ dahyv ]SEE DEFINITION OF dive
Synonyms for dive
- belly flop
- header headlong jump
Antonyms for dive
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVE
"That wasn't much of a dive," his father said, swimming up to him.
"There is no one in the Bay who can dive better than I can," he answered.
Stan saw the Me's dive down to overtake and attack the Forts and Libs.
I made a dive for the cellar door, just as they got the range.
I can dive like a fish,” said Enda; “but how can I walk beneath the waters?
I wasn't going to dive into it; I would have enough to do to keep my head above the surface.
"I dive out when I get to be the size of the bottle," he murmured.
"Dive for the captain, one of you," an authoritative voice directed.
The plane teetered on the very verge of a dive beneath the surface.
"I'm not altogether sure," says Woodie, "whether it's I or not," and he made a dive to get below.
13c., from Old English dufan "to dive, duck, sink" (intransitive, class II strong verb; past tense deaf, past participle dofen) and dyfan "to dip, submerge" (weak, transitive), from Proto-Germanic *dubijanan, from PIE *dheub- (see deep). Past tense dove is a later formation, perhaps on analogy of drive/drove. Related: Diving. Dive bomber attested by 1939.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIVE
- falling off
- on the skids