nose dive

nose dive

noun Also nose dive.

  1. a plunge of an aircraft with the forward part pointing downward.
  2. a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline: a time when market values were in a nosedive.

verb (used without object), nose·dived or nose·dove, nose·dived, nose·div·ing. Also nose-dive.

  1. to go into a nosedive: a warning that prices might nosedive.


  1. a sudden plunge with the nose or front pointing downwards, esp of an aircraft
  2. informal a sudden drop or sharp declineprices took a nose dive

verb nose-dive

  1. to perform or cause to perform a nose dive
  2. (intr) informal to drop suddenly

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