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  • intransitive verb To perform a nosedive.


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  • Street-based sex work did nose-dive soon after the law was passed, then stabilised and remains constant.

    Do Chicago Sex Workers need Swedish laws? « Bound, Not Gagged 2010

  • They're making an effort to change things for the better, and look - unemployment is falling, and the DOW is going up ... it's a slow process to do a 180 from a nose-dive ... but, how about these negative thinkers take some time out and actually DO something to help the country, other than talk talk talk.

    How's Obama doing? 2009

  • Yet the end of Euroland would hit Germany the hardest: The neue deutschemark would shoot up, while the nouveau franc and the nuova lira would nose-dive.

    Behind Germany's Dithering Josef Joffe 2011

  • Deutsche Börse shares fell Wednesday, as investors anticipated the tax hurting future business and margins of exchange operators as automated trades, or algo trades, could take a nose-dive.

    Proposed EU Transaction Tax Faces Fight Ulrike Dauer 2011

  • The moves, inspired in part by a series of articles in The Wall Street Journal, are gaining momentum on Capitol Hill as approval ratings for Congress nose-dive.

    Congress Pushing Curb On Trading Brody Mullins 2011

  • The currency's slide then turned into a nose-dive after a Bloomberg report cited German lawmakers as saying that they had been briefed on a government plan to firewall their country's banking sector from a potential Greek default.

    Euro Takes a Plunge Against Yen, Dollar Andrew J. Johnson 2011

  • This nose-dive in support for a bold new government spending initiative to fight unemployment is directly tied to the violent plunge in the U.S. stock prices caused by the credit rating downgrade of the United States of America.

    Chriss Street: Support for Big Government Jobs Program Has Evaporated Chriss Street 2011

  • Now they are grappling with shrinking retirement accounts, as major stock indexes nose-dive and yields on U.S Treasurys touch new lows amid the market turmoil.

    A Fresh Jolt for Strained Consumers Suzanne Kapner 2011

  • But it and several other high-flying Chinese web companies have since taken a nose-dive amid investor jitters.

    China's Amazon Eyes $5 Billion U.S. IPO Prudence Ho 2011

  • The nose-dive in the shares comes after Olympus said Tuesday that it spent decades covering up investment losses and had tried to clean up its books using four later acquisitions, raising further questions over the extent of losses at the company.

    Olympus Shares Plummet Amid Delisting Concerns Bradford Frischkorn 2011


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