She wanted to dive into this villain with both feet, and she did.
Then curl up with a BlackBerry and dive into Twitter Lit—micro novels, online book clubs, and (gasp) real books.
And while I may have put a bunch of stunt guys in peril on Titanic, it was my ass in the sphere on the dive.
I understand the reluctance to dive into a divisive debate even before the bodies are counted.
He set out to conquer this fear by learning to dive and succeeded in becoming a very accomplished diver.
After a while dive down and you will find that man has come inside.
All hands made a dive, as it were, at the oars, and stood them up as required.
After such a lunch as ours it behoved us to cease idling and dive for pearls.
He promised to teach me to dive if I'd join him in the water.
As long as you can stay without taking breath I shall be down below; I am only going to dive into the cabin of the sunken ship.
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.
c.1700, from dive (v.). Sense of "disreputable bar" is first recorded American English 1871, perhaps because they were usually in basements, and going into one was both a literal and figurative "diving."
: They fixed it so that he'd dive in the fourth
[origin of first sense uncertain; perhaps fr the notion that one could dive into a disreputable cellar haunt (called a diving bell in an 1883 glossary) and lose oneself among lowlifes and criminals; perhaps a shortening of divan, ''a smoking and gaming room,'' a usage popular in London in the mid-and late 19th century; the places were so called because they were furnished with divans, ''lounges,'' the name ultimately fr Turkish]
A male transvestite; esp, a homosexual cross-dresser; drag queen: Salt-N-Pepa's divas are checking out designer creations
[1990s+; fr Italian, ''goddess, lady love,'' used by the 1880s to designate a distinguished woman singer]