nosedive

Definitions of nosedive
  1. noun
    a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
    synonyms: dive, nose dive
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    types:
    power dive
    a dive of an airplane that is accelerated both by gravity and by the power of the engine
    type of:
    descent
    the act of changing your location in a downward direction
  2. noun
    a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    “the stock took a nosedive
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    type of:
    decline, diminution
    change toward something smaller or lower
  3. verb
    plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft
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    type of:
    dive, plunge, plunk
    drop steeply
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