dive

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. plunge, dip, swoop; nosedive, power dive; slang, honky-tonk. See descent, drinking.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A sudden motion downward]
Syn. plunge, leap, spring, nosedive, headlong leap, headlong jump, pitch, ducking, swoop, dip, cannonball, jackknife, swan dive, header*, belly-flop*, belly-whopper*; see also fall 1 , jump 1 .
2. [*An establishment offering accommodation]
Syn. bar, saloon, pub, caf?, cabaret, hotel, motel, pizza parlor, tavern, inn, club, casino, pool hall, billiard parlor, bowling alley, nightclub, diner, coffeehouse, dancehall, hamburger joint, joint*, dump*, dine and dance*, flophouse*, fleabag*, hole*, hangout*; see also bar 2 , casino , restaurant .
v.
Syn. plunge, spring, jump, vault, leap, go headfirst, plummet, sink, dip, duck, plumb, submerge, disappear, vanish, nose-dive, break water, take a header*; see also fall 1 , jump 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. plunge drop, vault, *header, nosedive, descent, swoop, leap, submergence, immersion, bellyflop, cannonball, halftwist, full twist, jackknife, gainer, half gainer, swan dive, backflip.
2. Sl. *dump hole, bar, honky-tonk, tavern.
II
v.
plunge, drop, plummet, vault, *do a header, nosedive, pitch, descend, submerge.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move or thrust at, under, or into the midst of with sudden force: lunge, plunge, wade in (or into). See ENTER. 2. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price: drop, fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, slump, tumble. Idiom: take a sudden downtrend (or downturn). See INCREASE. II noun 1. The act of plunging suddenly downward into or as if into water: nosedive, plunge, swoop. Informal: header. See ENTER. 2. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground: fall, nosedive, pitch, plunge, spill, tumble. Informal: header. See RISE. 3. A usually swift downward trend as in prices: decline, descent, dip, downslide, downswing, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, fall, nosedive, plunge, skid, slide, slump, tumble. See INCREASE. 4. Slang. A disreputable or run-down bar or restaurant: Slang: honky-tonk, joint. See GOOD.

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