One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the pilot put the plane into a nosedive and ejected’
dive, drop, plunge, descent, plummet
2‘sterling took a nosedive’
sharp fall, drop, plunge, plummet, tumble, decline, slump
1‘the engine stopped and the device nosedived to earth’
dive, plunge, pitch, pitch down, drop rapidly, swoop, plummet, crash-dive
soar, climb, zoom
2‘building costs have nosedived’
fall sharply, take a nosedive, take a header, drop, sink, plunge, plummet, tumble, slump, go down, decline, subside
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