descend steeply and rapidly
Topics: ↑air travel, ↑aviation, ↑air
Hypernyms: ↑dive, ↑plunge, ↑plunk
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s


The airplane is sure to crash-dive

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ intransitive verb
of a submarine : to submerge in the shortest possible time
: to dive into

hit by flak, the plane … rolled over … in an attempt to crash-dive the escort carrier — Time

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/krash"duyv", -duyv'/, v.i., v.t., crash-dived or crash-dove, crash-dived, crash-diving.
to dive rapidly at a steep angle.

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crashˈ-diveˈ intransitive verb and transitive verb
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Main Entry:crash

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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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v. [intrans.] (of a submarine) dive rapidly and steeply to a deeper level in an emergency
(of an aircraft) plunge steeply downward into a crash
n. crash dive a steep dive of this kind by a submarine or aircraft

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ˈcrash-dive 7 [crash-dive crash-dives crash-dived crash-diving] verb intransitive
(of an aircraft) to go steeply downwards and then crash
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