make a dive (for someone or something)

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make a dive (for someone or something)

To quickly and suddenly dive in some direction in an effort to catch or block someone or something. I saw the toddler teetering on the edge of the wall, so I made a dive to catch him. She made a dive for the ball, but it slipped through her fingers and went into the net.
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make a ˈdive (for something)

suddenly move or jump forward to do something or reach somebody/something: The goalkeeper made a dive for the ball.
See also: dive, make