crash dive

crash dive
a rapid descent by a submarine
Hypernyms: ↑descent

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: a dive made by a submarine (as in avoiding attack) in the least possible time

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a rapid dive by a submarine made at a steep angle, esp. to avoid attack from a surface vessel or airplane.

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crash dive noun
1. A sudden dive of a submarine
2. A sudden dive of an aircraft, resulting in a crash
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Main Entry:crash

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crash dive,
a sudden, very rapid dive by a submarine.
crash-dive «KRASH DYV», verb, -dived, -div|ing.
to make a crash dive.
to dive suddenly and rapidly into: »

to crash-dive an enemy boat.

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