nosedive

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EtymologyEdit

nose +‎ dive

NounEdit

nosedive (plural nosedives)

  1. A headfirst fall or jump.
  2. (economics) A rapid fall in price or value.

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VerbEdit

nosedive (third-person singular simple present nosedives, present participle nosediving, simple past and past participle nosedived)

  1. (intransitive, of aircraft) To dive down in a steep angle.
  2. (intransitive, economy) To perform a rapid fall in price or value.
    • 2020 July 29, Paul Stephen, “A new collaboration centred on New Street”, in Rail, page 56:
      With punctuality nosediving and both overcrowding and cancellations on the rise, a new simplified timetable was introduced in December amid threats from the Mayor that he would ask the Secretary of State for Transport to strip Abellio of the franchise.

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