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Noun: diving  dI-ving
  1. An athletic competition that involves diving into water
    - diving event
     
  2. A headlong plunge into water
    - dive
     
  3. Skin diving with scuba apparatus
    - scuba diving
Verb: dive (dived, also dove)  dIv
  1. Drop steeply
    "the stock market dived";
    - plunge, plunk
     
  2. (water sport) plunge into water
    "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
     
  3. Swim under water
    "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"
     
  4. (sports) deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting the opponent penalized

Derived forms: divings

Type of: come down, descend, fall, go down, match, skin diving, skin-dive, submerge, submerse, swim, swimming

Part of: swim meet, swimming meet

Encyclopedia: Diving

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