Pronunciation: (nōz'dīv"), [key]
n., v., -dived or -dove, -dived, -div•ing.

n. Also,nose' dive".
1. a plunge of an aircraft with the forward part pointing downward.
2. a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline: a time when market values were in a nosedive.

v.i. Also,nose'-dive".
to go into a nosedive: a warning that prices might nosedive.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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