Synonyms for nose-dive
- belly flop
- high dive
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOSE-DIVE
The effect will then be to keep the nose up and prevent a nose-dive.
A nose-dive seemed inevitable, but once more she came to position.
As it was, it was really almost a nose-dive, and I did the first half of it with the throttle wide open.
Well, Bridgeman isn't back and Tam said he saw him nose-dive behind the German trenches.
She was then "on an even keel," but about to nose-dive towards the surface of the sea, barely a couple of hundred feet below.
But he wouldn't quit yet; the activity might—probably would—take a nose-dive any instant.
I can loop and I can write my initials in fire on a still night—but damned if I do a nose-dive with nothing but a horse under me.
Out of a nose-dive one Frenchman came when so near the ground that I had closed my eyes to avoid seeing the crash.
It was no nose-dive, but bore all the marks of either an engine gone dead or of some mishap to the pilot.
He might have made a nose-dive, trusting to flatten out' and gain the surface of the water.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR NOSE-DIVE
- be precipitated
- break down
- cave in
- drop down
- fold up
- go down
- hit the dirt
- keel over
- take a header
- tip over