One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they strip off and dive into the clear water’
plunge, plummet, nosedive, descend, jump, fall, drop, swoop, pitch, bellyflop
2‘the islanders dive for oysters’
swim under water, go under water, submerge, sink
snorkel, scuba dive
3‘he opened fire, forcing them to dive for cover’
leap, jump, lunge, launch oneself, throw oneself, go headlong, bolt, dart, dash, rush, scurry
1‘he made daredevil dives into the pool’
plunge, plummet, nosedive, descent, jump, fall, drop, swoop, pitch, bellyflop
2‘she made a sideways dive between a couple of stalls’
lunge, spring, jump, leap, bolt, dart, dash, dodge
3‘John got into a fight in some dive’
sleazy bar, sleazy nightclub, drinking den
drinking joint, seedy joint, dump, hole
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