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1. dive

verb. ['ˈdaɪv'] drop steeply.

Synonyms

  • nosedive
  • descend
  • parachute
  • crash-dive
  • jump
  • power-dive
  • go down
  • plunge
  • duck
  • come down
  • fall
  • dump
  • plunk

Antonyms

  • rise
  • better
  • praise
  • inflate

Etymology

  • diven (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Dive

  • contrive
  • deprive
  • survive
  • strive
  • revive
  • connive
  • thrive
  • o'five
  • drive
  • dr.
  • derive
  • clyve
  • clive
  • alive
  • vive
  • shive
  • live
  • jive
  • hive
  • five
  • arrive
  • i've

How do you pronounce dive?

Pronounce dive as daɪv.

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Example sentences of the word dive


1. Adjective
That must be a nice change from your stint as a dive master in Phuket.

2. Noun, singular or mass
In an entirely different kind of great white shark encounter, guests experience these behemoths via a cage dive.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
And a large-scale project like that isn’t something that you dive into willy-nilly.

Quotes containing the word dive


1. You've gotta dive into the abyss if you wanna get anything good. Every record, you've gotta go down in the abyss and hope that you come out of it alive.
- King Tuff

2. This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.
- Dennis Rodman

3. Meditation is to dive all the way within, beyond thought, to the source of thought and pure consciousness. It enlarges the container, every time you transcend. When you come out, you come out refreshed, filled with energy and enthusiasm for life.
- David Lynch

2. power-dive

verb. make a power dive.

Synonyms

  • plunge
  • dive

Antonyms

  • rise
  • push
  • end

3. skin-dive

noun. underwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel.

Synonyms

  • snorkel diving
  • skin diving
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Antonyms

  • sink
  • inclined
  • vertical
  • tearless

4. dive-bomb

verb. bomb from a diving airplane.

Synonyms

  • bombard

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • defend

5. dive-bombing

noun. a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target.

6. dive

noun. ['ˈdaɪv'] a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall.

Synonyms

  • nightclub
  • club
  • night club
  • cabaret
  • nightspot

Antonyms

  • float
  • refrain
  • attend to
  • wane

Etymology

  • diven (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. dive

verb. ['ˈdaɪv'] plunge into water.

Synonyms

  • submerge
  • belly-flop
  • submerse

Antonyms

  • end
  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck
  • confront

Etymology

  • diven (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. dive

noun. ['ˈdaɪv'] a headlong plunge into water.

Synonyms

  • jackknife
  • half gainer
  • full gainer
  • gainer
  • belly flopper
  • flip
  • belly whop
  • belly flop
  • belly whopper
  • cliff diving
  • swallow dive
  • diving
  • swimming
  • swan dive

Antonyms

  • stay
  • stand still
  • inclined
  • vertical

Etymology

  • diven (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. dive

noun. ['ˈdaɪv'] a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft.

Synonyms

  • nosedive
  • descent
  • power dive

Antonyms

  • sink
  • switch on
  • disengage
  • switch off

Etymology

  • diven (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. dive

verb. ['ˈdaɪv'] swim under water.

Synonyms

  • skin-dive
  • swim

Antonyms

  • stop
  • drop out
  • increase

Etymology

  • diven (Middle English (1100-1500))
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