Synonyms for dive

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dahyv
Phonetic Transcription : daɪv

Top 10 synonyms for dive Other synonyms for the word dive

Définition of dive

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun descent, usually underwater
  • noun dirty, sleazy establishment
  • verb descend, usually going underwater
Example sentences :
  • "That wasn't much of a dive," his father said, swimming up to him.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • "There is no one in the Bay who can dive better than I can," he answered.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • Stan saw the Me's dive down to overtake and attack the Forts and Libs.
  • Extract from : « A Yankee Flier Over Berlin » by Al Avery
  • I made a dive for the cellar door, just as they got the range.
  • Extract from : « Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective » by Ellis Parker Butler
  • I can dive like a fish,” said Enda; “but how can I walk beneath the waters?
  • Extract from : « Irish Fairy Tales » by Edmond Leamy
  • I wasn't going to dive into it; I would have enough to do to keep my head above the surface.
  • Extract from : « Lord Jim » by Joseph Conrad
  • "I dive out when I get to be the size of the bottle," he murmured.
  • Extract from : « The Pygmy Planet » by John Stewart Williamson
  • "Dive for the captain, one of you," an authoritative voice directed.
  • Extract from : « Romance » by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The plane teetered on the very verge of a dive beneath the surface.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930 » by Various
  • "I'm not altogether sure," says Woodie, "whether it's I or not," and he made a dive to get below.
  • Extract from : « Shorty McCabe » by Sewell Ford

Antonyms for dive

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