American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To jump and fall freely from an airplane, performing various maneuvers before pulling the ripcord of a parachute.
- n. An instance of skydiving.
- v. intransitive To be in freefall after jumping from an aircraft and landing safely by deploying a parachute.
- v. jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute
“A retired French army colonel is aiming to take a stratospheric leap into the record books by completing a 1000mph (1,600km/h) skydive from the edge of space in Canada next month.”
“The whole thing was over before you could say 'skydive' - and memories are pretty vague due to all the adrenalin etc - sensory overload apparently according to the girl who briefed us.”
“The skydive, which is being sponsored by energy drink manufacturer”
“The skydive was a Christmas gift from Pharr's girlfriend, who he said is now having regrets about it.”
“It was a tandem skydive, meaning that I was jumping with a qualified diver strapped to my back.”
“List items range from "skydive" to "build a house," and as promised, it's all about the pro-social content.”
“In order for people to sponsor you, you need to do something exciting or perhaps a little bit dangerous, a skydive was the perfect choice and people were willing to sponsor me for that.”
“By yourself, which means hours and hours and hours of training and tests, or you can do a tandem skydive where you are attached to a professional skydiver who knows the ropes — you hope — especially the rope also known as The Ripcord.”
“Autumn had to prove she was of legal age to skydive.”
“I have always wanted to skydive and I finally got to make it happen.”
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