- vi. 潜水；跳水；俯冲；急剧下降
- n. 潜水；跳水；俯冲；扑
- n. (Dive)人名；(法)迪夫
CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1. dip => dive.
2. deep => dip => dive.
- dive: [OE] Old English dyfan ‘dive’ came from a prehistoric Germanic *dūbjan. This was a derivative of the base *d(e)ub-, a variant of which, *d(e)up-, was the source of English deep and dip. The colloquial use of the noun for a disreputable bar, nightclub, etc, which comes from 1880s America, is probably a reference to someone ‘diving’ out of sight into such an establishment, which was often in a basement.
=> deep, dip
- dive (v.)
- mid-13c., from Old English dufan "to dive, duck, sink" (intransitive, class II strong verb; past tense deaf, past participle dofen) and dyfan "to dip, submerge" (weak, transitive), from Proto-Germanic verb *dubijan, from PIE *dheub- "deep, hollow" (see deep (adj.)). Past tense dove is a later formation, perhaps on analogy of drive/drove. Related: Diving. Dive bomber attested by 1939.
- dive (n.)
- c. 1700, from dive (v.). Sense of "disreputable bar" is first recorded American English 1871, perhaps because they were usually in basements, and going into one was both a literal and figurative "diving."
- 1. With a snarl, the second dog made a dive for his heel.
- 2. She was standing by a pool, about to dive in.
- 3. An attempt was then made to dive the sump.
- 4. I signed up to learn how to scuba dive.
- 5. If we cut interest rates, the pound would dive.
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