nosedive [{{t}}'nəʊzdaɪv]
1 noun
(a) (of plane, bird) piqué m;
I did a nosedive onto the concrete je suis tombé la tête la première sur le béton
(b) {{}}familiar{{}} {{}}figurative{{}} (sharp drop) chute f, dégringolade f;
prices took a nosedive les prix ont considérablement chuté;
his popularity has taken a nosedive sa cote de popularité s'est littéralement effondrée
2 intransitive verb
(a) (plane) piquer, descendre en piqué
(b) {{}}figurative{{}} (drop sharply → prices, popularity) chuter, dégringoler

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