Antonyms for nose-dived

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nohz-dahyv
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnoʊzˌdaɪv

Definition of nose-dived

  • As in plummet : verb fall hard and fast
  • As in plunge : verb dive or fall fast
  • As in topple : verb fall or knock over; overthrow
  • As in tumble : verb fall or make fall awkwardly
  • As in dip : verb lower, descend
  • As in dive : verb descend, usually going underwater
  • As in drop : verb let go of; fall
  • As in fall : verb descend; become lower
Example sentences :
  • He nose-dived for his own lines and Tam glared down after him.
  • Extract from : « Tam O' The Scoots » by Edgar Wallace
  • With his left arm disabled and three fingers shot off his right hand, and his engine out of action, he nose-dived to the ground.
  • Extract from : « On the right of the British line » by Gilbert Nobbs
  • It seems that he attempted too sharp a turn, lost flying speed, side-slipped, and nose-dived.
  • Extract from : « The War in the Air; Vol. 1 » by Walter Raleigh.
  • Straight it flew, but missed the target by a scant inch and nose-dived into a hillock.
  • Extract from : « Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle » by Mildred A. Wirt
  • I put a drum into him at close range an' the puir feller side-slippit an' nose-dived.
  • Extract from : « Tam O' The Scoots » by Edgar Wallace
  • A' spiraled up and A' nose-dived doon, and she stayed wi' me closer than a sister.
  • Extract from : « Tam O' The Scoots » by Edgar Wallace

Synonyms for nose-dived

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