There are 2 main translations of dive in Spanish

: dive1dive2

dive1

zambullirse, v.

Pronunciation /daɪv//dʌɪv/

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1(from height)

      zambullirse
      tirarse (al agua)
      tirarse un clavado Latin America
      echarse un clavado Latin America
      she dived into the water se zambulló
      • David just laughed at him before diving back into the water.
      • She smiled at them, turned around and dived back into the water.
      • As soon as they were all in, she dived under the water.
      • More than fifty hardy souls, many very young and a few of advanced years, dived, jumped or simply slid into the icy water.
      • I winced as he dived under the freezing water of the river.
      • Then all of a sudden there was a sound like smashing crockery, and the planes come diving out of the clouds.
      • The sun was suddenly eclipsed by a shadow as the other bird circled before diving.
      • The aircraft dived as it was buffeted by turbulence at 34,000 ft, lifting passengers high out of their seats and leaving them in fear of their lives.
      • They preferred to dive through the enemy fighter and bomber formations, lining up on a target, firing a burst or two and then continuing on below the enemy.
      • The airship suddenly dove when it came close to the tower.
      • Just as Kane was about to run, the birds screeched and dove at him.
      • Male kestrels display to attract females by climbing high, calling, then diving fast and steeply before climbing again repeatedly.
      • As quick as lightning, I dove underneath the water and yanked his legs out from underneath him.
      • I had to dive down a little and picked up some valuable airspeed.
      • In Italy, Romans braved a cold wind yesterday to dive off a bridge into the river Tiber to mark a 30-year old New Year tradition.
      • They all dived down into the pool, and swam through the left tunnel.
      • I dove under water but it wasn't long before I had to come up for more air.
      • In most cases, birds will tuck their wings and dive if they perceive an oncoming aircraft as a threat.
      • Liv raised her arms over her head and then dove swiftly into the water.
      • He dove under the water and grabbed her legs, pulling her under.
      • The arrow shot through the air like an eagle diving for a mouse and its aim was just as true.
      • I watched a few birds dive and glide.
      • Before Desiree could say anything else, he had dived down into the water.
      • She undid the blue cord around her neck as she went, kicked off her sandals, and dove into the pool.
      • I turned around to see him following me, so I dived under water and swam to the other side of the pool.
      • He grabbed the controls, closed the throttles, and dove through that hole in the clouds, and landed.
      • With the aircraft losing altitude, I dove through a sheet of fire at 400 feet.
      • I dove below the cloud layer and started after a couple of enemy aircraft but they were shot down before I could close up.
      • It was indeed a peaceful place; with the small waves lapping at the shore rocks and the birds diving overhead, but, at night, you could see none of this.
      • I turned toward the enemy fighters, diving down to attack.
      • She dived head first under the water and fully disappeared.
      • Every summer there are serious accidents that occur when people dive or jump off of boats into shallow water.
      • Even hummingbirds are in the business of chasing and diving after bigger birds that offend them.
      • There's a small marina there these days and, when I first noticed them, the guys were diving off and swimming around it.
      • Bradford Council countryside service officer Richard Perham said there had been several reports of the bird diving on walkers and dogs in the area during the last month.
      • It's like watching a flock of birds suddenly diving at various times.
      • When we reached it, the bridge was a hub of activity, filled with tourists walking across the famous monument and observing the town's young men diving off the bridge into the river below.
      • Suddenly, an eagle dived from the sky and snatched the rabbit right off the ground.
      • He dived down in the water for a moment and reappeared with a handful of what looked to be fine sea weed.
      • He took off his shoes, socks, and finally his shirt, then dove into the pool.

    • 1.2(under surface)

      (whale/person) sumergirse
      (whale/person) zambullirse
      (submarine) sumergirse
      can you dive down and pick it up? ¿te zambulles y lo recoges?
      • we'll dive to a depth of 100 feet bajaremos a 100 pies de profundidad
      • to dive for pearls/treasure bucear buscando perlas/tesoros
      • to go diving ir a hacer submarinismo / a bucear
      • They go to watch sperm whales spout and dive or to swim with pods of dusky dolphins.
      • Elephant seals can dive to depths of almost a mile without getting the bends.
      • Some people go diving and catch crayfish and occasionally paua.
      • You go out diving and swim through a kelp forest, which is the sort of thing you associate with temperate coasts, and then you're suddenly in a coral bed.
      • This allows the shark to run off easily if the crew misses the fish and it dives.
      • They would then swim and dive a few fathoms to pick up either trochus or bêche de mer.
      • The area for the submarines to dive has already been determined by the city of Pattaya.
      • But the other gentleman said, I dove with the sharks in South Africa.
      • There's not much to do here but fish, dive, watch the sun sizzle down into the Indian Ocean and to dawdle your bicycle along the island's one path.
      • I love to fish for mackerel and dive for scallops.
      • Check the equipment before diving for once you dive, you will not get a chance to do that and its malfunctioning in the water can be hazardous.
      • You should not be swimming or diving if you have recently been drinking alcohol.
      • We have done the same thing and had the opportunity to dive with the sharks.
      • I cast some sixty feet, three quick pulls then a good fish hit hard and dived for the bottom.
      • Travelers can snorkel, dive, kayak, fish, or simply plant their feet in the sand and soak up the sun.
      • I hope that one day when these great, friendly sharks swim in the seas off Taiwan, people will want to swim and dive with them instead eat them.
      • Once a sub has dived and depth charges are raining down, there isn't much anyone can do but hang in there, pray and staunch the water when the pipes burst.
      • The recovery plan gave the team only eight days diving on site and required the removal of about 40 cubic metres of sand and silt.
      • You can fish, or dive, or lie on the impossibly white sand and count how many shades of blue there are in the sea beyond.
      • Some are missed, but when I get it right and the fish dives or runs across the shallows, I get that great sense of fun.
      • As the vessel dives to the bottom of the ocean, look through the periscope and portholes to see the surrounding seascapes.
      • Bill Smith said the expedition was a good exercise in diving at high altitude, which presents additional physical challenges.
      • The advert also asked for someone who could dive, sail, fly fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, speak several European languages, ski and work as a chauffeur.
      • It is 23.5 meters long with clear glass sides and can dive to a level of 30 meters.
      • A Cheshire woman who was diving as the tsunami struck Thailand told her family of how she managed to cheat death.
      • The small ones are fairly easy to land, but hook a 4lb plus fish in deep water that wants to dive and you will have a real handful trying to hold it on a light rod.
      • The fish dived as one for the ocean floor and capsized the boat.
      • You can even dive with sharks at the Aquarium if you are a qualified diver.
      • At Hurghada in the Red Sea you can laze by the pool, snorkel and dive or go on a jeep safari to the Valley of the Kings.
      • It is most common in children and young adults who swim or dive a lot.
      • They had takes in mid water from 2 or 3 large Pollock which had room to dive and these fish offered some good rod bending action.
      • Some species such as the pilot whale can dive to depths of nearly 2,000 feet.
      • The Emperor penguin is an exceptional diver and can stay submerged for 18 minutes and dive as deep as 500 meters.
      • In a swirl the fish dived and headed downstream, pulling the rod tip downwards to the water surface.
      • Some can dive to depths of one kilometre without damage to their tissues.
      • I met a young man not long ago who dives for exotic fish for aquariums.
      • Men go out in fishing boats or dive from the shore, while women often mend fishing nets.
      • Again, a short pumping cadence is efficient; dropping the high tip low to the water gives the fish more time to dive as you reel to recover line.
      • Some whales leap out of the water to watch humans; others turn tail and dive.

    • 1.3(swoop)

      (plane/bird) bajar en picada
      (bird/plane) bajar en picado Spain
      • As shots rang out students dived for cover as panic spread through the hall.
      • Davis dove to the ground and Anderson jumped out of the way of the grenade.
      • They all dived out of the way, as a massive ball of flame smashed into the wall behind them.
      • Justin immediately drew his guns, and dove to the left, without warning.
      • I dove to my left into the woods, and rolled behind a tree.
      • Then as the wasps hovered towards him he quickly dived to safety.
      • His cross picked out Gray whose diving header was off target, although he was offside.
      • Terrified residents had scrambled out of bed and dived for cover after being woken by the gunshot early yesterday morning.
      • They went a goal down to a great strike from Cunningham but Tom Gruddy brought them level with a powerful diving header.
      • The soldier once again dove for cover, this time behind a heavy-lift machine.
      • One time, I had to run as the security guard's lights aimed in my direction, and I dove head first into a prickle bush to get hidden in time.
      • School kids dove under their desks when the alarms went off to recall airmen who lived off base.
      • He dove to the ground, praying that he'd gone far enough.
      • Jax reached the jungle, diving headlong into the dense undergrowth just as the barrel exploded.
      • I dove for cover behind a building as bullets traced lines across the ground.
      • Just before he hit forward on the flight deck, I dove head-first into an open hatchway to avoid the fireball and explosion.
      • Wild-eyed and sure that he was personally under attack, Joe dived for cover.
      • Cecil quickly dove behind a small block of cement but knew his hiding place wouldn't last long.
      • He leaped to his feet faster than I'd ever seen him move and dived for the sink.
      • He dove to the left, his hand already reaching for his extra weapon.

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    • 2.1(lunge, move suddenly)

      he dived for cover under the table se tiró / se metió debajo de la mesa para protegerse
      • he dived to save the penalty se lanzó para salvar el penalty

    • 2.2(thrust hand)

      she dived into her pocket for a coin se metió la mano en el bolsillo buscando una moneda
      • My first client dove into her bag for her cell phone.
      • To everyone's surprise, she dove into her pocket with her hand and removed one.
      • Kel dropped the map and dove for her pocket before she realized that the stone hung from her belt.
      • He dived into his pocket and brought out a handful of sliver quarters, which he scattered among the crowd.

    • 2.3informal (attack greedily)

      they dived for the food se lanzaron / se abalanzaron sobre la comida
      • To many, the company seemed to have lost the plot as its share price dived to 69p.
      • Share prices have dived by 40% this week amid warnings that fear of terrorism is deterring customers.
      • However, when prices dive so low, how can we be confident that no one is being exploited at the manufacturing end?
      • The low-cost carrier's share price dived early last year when it released a profit warning.
      • The frantic sell-off marked the third time so far this year in which a company's share price had dived by as much as 90 per cent in a single day.
      • The company's profits dived 70% in the first half of the year, and sales are still falling.
      • After one of them walked away from the arena, prices dived so low that Satsuma pottery can be found at half the prices of five years ago.
      • Oil prices dived to their lowest level in two months yesterday before recovering in afternoon trading as nervous dealers watched closely for news from the Middle East.
      • As the stock market dived on Friday and then again on Monday you could not help wondering how much of it had to do with the amplified effect of such statements on multiple news channels.
      • Despite the announcement, Datalex shares dived around 18 per cent to close at 70 cents on the Nasdaq.
      • Then, in 2000, the war veterans began moving in on working farms and the country's foreign exchange earnings began to dive.
      • Over the past few weeks, bond prices have dived, pushing bond yields sharply higher.
      • The company's chief executive resigned and the share price dived.
      • As a result it was weighed down by debt and its share price dived.
      • Oil prices are expected to dive after the end of a possible military conflict.
      • It expects revenues to continue to dive.
      • Japan's stock market crumpled and its land prices dove.
      • The bank has data going back over fifty years, but only on one occasion did prices dive during that time.

  • 3

    (drop sharply)
    (currency/sales/population) caer en picada
    (currency/population/sales) caer en picado Spain
    (sales/population/currency) pegar un bajón informal

transitive verb

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    she dived her hand into her bag metió la mano en el bolso

noun

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    • 1.1(into water)

      zambullida feminine
      clavado masculine Latin America
      Sport salto (de trampolín) masculine
      Sport clavado masculine Latin America
      • I'd rock-climbed and done cool dives off a high dive at the local pool.
      • They went into their final - and most difficult - dive needing 88 points and made the grade with room to spare.
      • Last year the National Federation of State High School Associations amended the rule concerning minimum pool depth for racing dives.
      • The group also discussed the ever-growing issues regarding pool depths for racing dives.
      • Major Ingram had to overcome a fear of heights to tackle dives from the 15 metre board.
      • The British pair of Tony Ally and Mark Shipman finished fifth, but might have been in with a chance of a bronze medal had they scored higher with their early dives.
      • They scrutinised every move with nervous excitement as Pete and diving partner Leon Taylor twisted and somersaulted in the air for each of the five dives during the 45 minute contest on Saturday night.
      • In the first round he executes a near perfect dive and takes a large lead.
      • Margaret's entry is so clean, you'd think this was a forward dive.
      • In the synchronised event, divers attempt to mirror speed along the board, the height of the jump, their rotation and entry into the water, although dives do not have to be identical.
      • The risk was that he might not execute his dive properly and so sustain injury.
      • She did a perfect swan dive off the diving board into rippling water below her.
      • In Sydney, their chance of a medal was lost in the execution of their last and most complex dive, given 3.8 degree of difficulty, the highest in the competition.
      • I jumped as if to do a cannonball, but then turned into a dive while I was falling.
      • In the pool her charges, Eloise and Sarah, continue to rehearse their routine, a complicated sequence of turns, scissor-kicks and dives, all done to music, in unison, and with precision.
      • Performers would then dive into the water from the swing, embellishing their dives with graceful twists and spins, when the swing reached its highest point.
      • Consecutive dives worth 80.19 and 93.84 in rounds four and five propelled the 23-year-old up the leader board but he could go no higher.
      • After two dives, they were lying fifth and seemingly out of medal contention, but nailing their most difficult of the night at that moment lifted them from fifth to second and presented the leaders with a momentary threat.
      • The bronze medal went to Russia's Yulia Pakhalina, who dropped from silver to bronze on the last dive, having led through the qualifying rounds.
      • How tough would it be to do a great dive and start if your glutes, thighs, hamstrings and calves were tight?

    • 1.2(of submarine, whale)

      inmersión feminine
      • The team carried out 355 dives, totalling 15, 336 minutes or the equivalent of ten days underwater.
      • Did the afternoon dive on the wreck of a barge in the middle of a broad bay.
      • Recorded dives have lasted 22 minutes, and reached depths of 1,800 feet.
      • After the second dive of the day, she and her husband surfaced in rough seas.
      • A 58-year-old diver using a rebreather with a dry suit made a shore dive to 300 feet.
      • On most of the dives, 35m is the maximum depth on a morning dive for experienced divers.
      • He and a buddy made a shore entry dive to 70 feet for 15 minutes wearing dry suits.
      • My average dive was about 40 minutes, going to no more than about 60 feet.
      • They are able to swim up to 12 mph and can hold their breath for 28 minutes, although dives are typically much shorter.
      • The 30-foot dive off the end of the pier showed me an array of sea creatures, from manta rays to green turtles to Galapagos sharks.
      • Scheduled dives for qualified divers run throughout the summer.
      • I want to put together a team of divers that specialize in deep water dives and can handle other ‘tasks’ as well.
      • There are six or seven scuba operators who lead guided shark dives.
      • There are training trips to various underwater sites, including dives to interesting wrecks, and diving in dams, lakes and caves.
      • Twenty minutes into his dive under the Antarctic ice, despite swimming hard along the lines of the grid, Jimmy is shaking uncontrollably.
      • To finish off your dive, swim up the main gully back to the harbour entry point.
      • She has since become a certified advanced open water diver and has logged 144 dives, achieving her deepest dive at 105 feet.
      • The first dive was planned to give us a 15-minute bottom time and total decompression of 90 minutes.
      • After several minutes waving around in the current they had aborted the dive.
      • No part of the wreck is in more than 10m, so it's a perfect second dive.

    • 1.3(swoop)

      descenso en picada masculine
      descenso en picado masculine Spain
      • She offered the phone to Max with a simple, ‘Here,’ just as he was about to make another headlong dive for it.
      • Letting out a zealous shriek, he took a great daredevil dive over the sofa, knocking against the coffee table and scattering its contents all over.
      • While those who had been standing around to see the game made a dive for the tickets, the person approached Matt.
      • She made a dive for his legs, and as he fell she grabbed the syringe from his hands.
      • The thug made a dive for the gun when Becky kicked it away.
      • I took my clothes and made a dive for the bed.
      • Nick made a dive for the tool on the ground.
      • Tristyn made a dive for the remote again, but he caught both of her hands with his.
      • I made a dive for my hiding place under the bed, fell over Mother, and struck my nose on the edge of her bed, giving myself a bloody nose and two black eyes.
      • We both made a dive for our rods and settled into our chairs for the fight ahead.
      • She then executed a spectacular dive through the air, landing on her feet.
      • I laughed more as he fumbled his way out of the car and made a dive for me.
      • Gilmour had his arms raised, Lauder had his chest thrust forward in his dive for the line.
      • He dodged the bullets and made a dive for the chute.
      • He made a dive for his guns and grabbed one.

  • 2informal

    (lunge, sudden movement)
    he made a dive for the gun se abalanzó sobre la pistola
    • we made a dive for the nearest doorway nos precipitamos hacia la salida más próxima
    • (in soccer) (full-length) dive estirada
    • All the bars looked like right dives, and nowhere had steaks on offer.
    • We ended up at karaoke night in a dive where the waitress's hair defied gravity.
    • If this were a corner dive bar, the place would be packed, but here people are so spread out, it feels empty, and voices float and echo without colliding.
    • Having just been dumped for the second time in a month, I went to the neighborhood dive bar with a friend.
    • It's not particularly expensive but it isn't a dive bar either.
    • It's early morning in this dive of a diner, a refreshing late-September chili spilling into Happy Valley from the mountains.
    • We met in a dive bar, and we talked and drank and smoked for a few hours.
    • She is always a bright ray of sunshine in the middle of a dive bar.
    • Communism turned beatnik in smoky '60s dives like Bicycle Bob Silverman's old café, the Seven Steps Bookshop, where a young Bob Dylan would eventually play.
    • The third place is Botanica, a dive bar on Houston and Mulberry.
    • Hickey's is a small dive of a bar located a block from Madison Square Garden.
    • I want urban life, which includes, cafés, dive bars, and rave clubs.
    • In short, he's political and funny, and he delivers it all as if you were chatting over a coffee - or six shots of Jager at your local dive bar.
    • The fight club meets in the basement of a dive bar.
    • The thing is, London hotels struggle to offer that at a reasonable price without descending into total dives.
    • She had arranged to meet him in a bar, more of a dive really than a bar.
    • Nina and Beth were going stag, and they were going to meet up with Topher, Jill, and their dates at this little Italian dive called Pomodoro.
    • Most evenings he spent drinking beer in dive bars.
  • 3informal

    (disreputable club, bar)
    antro masculine

There are 2 main translations of dive in Spanish

: dive1dive2

dive2

Pronunciation /dʌɪv//daɪv/