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diving

Definitions of diving
  1. noun
    a headlong plunge into water
    synonyms: dive
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    belly flop, belly flopper, belly whop, belly whopper
    a dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the water
    cliff diving
    diving into the water from a steep overhanging cliff
    flip
    a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
    full gainer, gainer
    a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board
    half gainer
    a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board
    jackknife
    a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
    swallow dive, swan dive
    a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water
    type of:
    swim, swimming
    the act of swimming
  2. noun
    an athletic competition that involves diving into water
    synonyms: diving event
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    type of:
    match
    a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
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