American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To undergo a crash dive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to descend steeply and rapidly; -- of aircraft.
- n. a rapid descent by a submarine
- v. descend steeply and rapidly
“He had seen with his own eyes a pilot crash-dive his plane into a torpedo heading for the carrier.”
“I urge the immediate organization of special attack units to carry out crash-dive tactics.”
“As soon as all were aboard, Greg had ordered the submarine to crash-dive.”
“The U-boat, warned by the size of the explosion that it was confronting a Q-ship, performed a crash-dive and disappeared.”
“Before the planes obliged by sinking, the zeppelin was overhead and Naismith was forced to crash-dive.”
“Every morning, and sometimes evening too, the Scatterbrained Suicidekicks mosey down to the palm-thatched radar shack to see if there's any American targets worth a crash-dive, anywhere inside their flying radius.”
“As the world knows, the latest crash-dive has been performed by Mel”
“And then next year, Lost will crash-dive in the ratings, and get cancelled three months after everyone that works on it has moved their families from Hawaii to Hollywood, where it will be doing its new, five nights stripped, seventh season at a brand-new studio ABC will spend $20 million to build.”
“Pressured on all fronts to right-size its business in order to stave off a bankruptcy that's likely to happen anyway, General Motors Corp. next week is likely to announce the latest casualty in its crash-dive restructuring: its lost-in-yesteryear Pontiac division.”
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