crash dive

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crash dive

1. noun A sudden descent, typically in an emergency situation. The phrase is usually applied to submarines and airplanes. Engine two is out, prepare for a crash dive!
2. verb To make such a descent. My brain could barely comprehend that the our lives were in danger before the plane started to crash dive.
See also: crash, dive
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Built in 1945, the Ki-115 carried pilot in an open cockpit and had landing gear that dropped free after takeoff Its 1,100-pound bomb was intended to detonate when the pilot crash dived into his target.
Two casts later Kev, a Merseyside jobbing builder, was holding on to a powerful 11lb 6oz rainbow trout that rose to the Spritzer and then crash dived and fought for 20 minutes.