a plunge of an aircraft with the forward part pointing downward.
a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline: a time when market values were in a nosedive.
to go into a nosedive: a warning that prices might nosedive.
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How to use nosedive in a sentence
The reality of the coming winter, featuring 4pm sunsets and icy temperatures, was setting in, and I worried that my motivation to go on rambling post-work walks was about to take a nosedive.The cleverest lockdown accessory is a mini bike that fits under your desk | Sarah Todd | December 30, 2020 | Quartz
Oil prices took a nosedive during the peak of the pandemic, sending another warning that the industry’s standing on shaky legs.
As Americans stare into the threat of a deep recession, it’s no surprise lawmakers are looking to Depression-era policies to steer the economy out of its nosedive.Congress should legalize cannabis now—for the economy and for social justice | matthewheimer | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
When your “portfolio” is split up like this, you won’t lose too much if a new venture takes a nosedive.
An existing manual penalty, also known as a manual action, took the SERP slide into a nosedive.
Back in the 2011 season, the Colombian crop took a nosedive, dropping from 12 million bags to 7.6 million.
Much the same as the rest of the world, the music industry took a nosedive in 2008.Sandi Thom On How To Make It As A Female Rock Star | Sandi Thom | April 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Detroit broke down, the Steel Belt rusted, and bourbon whiskey took a terrifying nosedive.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon | Dane Huckelbridge | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Local newspapers in Caracas have also reported that a fishing crew witnessed the plane nosedive into the sea.
Whatever else you say about his policies, they halted the economic nosedive of 2008-2009.
British Dictionary definitions for nose dive
a sudden plunge with the nose or front pointing downwards, esp of an aircraft
informal a sudden drop or sharp decline: prices took a nose dive
to perform or cause to perform a nose dive
(intr) informal to drop suddenly
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