[ US /ˈnoʊzˌdaɪv/ ]
[ UK /nˈə‍ʊzda‍ɪv/ ]
  1. plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft
  1. a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    the stock took a nosedive
  2. a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
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How To Use nosedive In A Sentence

  • Unfortunately for both, their careers took a nosedive after they both became embroiled in controversy.
  • These policies have sent the construction industry into an abrupt nosedive.
  • The bank yesterday revealed a 30 per cent nosedive in profits.
  • In August, it sold £7.4 billion worth of European government bonds and then, after prices had nosedived on the back of the huge sale, bought a portion back at a profit.
  • Then the great depression of the 1930s ruined the economy and Prince Industries' stock took a plummeting nosedive.
  • And it only fuels employees' ire when they lose savings in stock nosedives and otherwise feel a lack of financial and personal support.
  • If you put all your cash into one share and it nosedives, you are in trouble.
  • Radio communications between the shuttle commander and mission control fell largely silent as the shuttle nosedived toward the Mojave Desert landing strip.
  • Oil prices took a nosedive in the crisis.
  • Then the film career nosedived when the diminutive comic suffered the indignity of playing a cute elf - the role he was born to play! Times, Sunday Times
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