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Dine vs. Dive

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Dineverb

(intransitive) To eat; to eat dinner or supper.

Diveverb

To swim under water.

Dineverb

To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed.

Diveverb

To jump into water head-first.

Dineverb

To dine upon; to have to eat.

Diveverb

To jump headfirst toward the ground or into another substance.

‘to dive into home plate’;

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Dinenoun

(obsolete) dinnertime

Diveverb

To descend sharply or steeply.

Dineverb

To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.

‘Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep.’;

Diveverb

(especially with in) To undertake with enthusiasm.

‘She dove right in and started making improvements.’;

Dineverb

To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed; as, to dine a hundred men.

‘A table massive enough to have dined Johnnie Armstrong and his merry men.’;

Diveverb

(sports) To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised.

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Dineverb

To dine upon; to have to eat.

Diveverb

To cause to descend, dunk; to plunge something into water.

Dineverb

have supper; eat dinner;

‘We often dine with friends in this restaurant’;

Diveverb

(transitive) To explore by diving; to plunge into.

Dineverb

give dinner to; host for dinner;

‘I'm wining and dining my friends’;

Diveverb

(figurative) To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.

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Divenoun

A jump or plunge into water.

‘the dive of a hawk after prey’;

Divenoun

A headfirst jump toward the ground or into another substance.

Divenoun

A downward swooping motion.

Divenoun

A swim under water.

Divenoun

A decline.

Divenoun

(slang) A seedy bar, nightclub, etc.

Divenoun

(aviation) Aerial descent with the nose pointed down.

Divenoun

(sports) A deliberate fall after a challenge.

Diveverb

To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.

‘It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them.’; ‘All [the walruses] dove down with a tremendous splash.’; ‘When closely pressed it [the loon] dove . . . and left the young bird sitting in the water.’;

Diveverb

Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.

Diveverb

To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.

Diveverb

To explore by diving; to plunge into.

‘The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame.’; ‘He dives the hollow, climbs the steeps.’;

Divenoun

A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.

Divenoun

A place of low resort.

‘The music halls and dives in the lower part of the city.’;

Divenoun

a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall

Divenoun

a headlong plunge into water

Divenoun

a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft

Diveverb

drop steeply;

‘the stock market plunged’;

Diveverb

plunge into water;

‘I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool’;

Diveverb

swim under water;

‘the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells’;

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