dive into (something)

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dive into (something)

1. Literally, to jump or leap into something, often a pool. I was so hot after my run that I dove into the pool as soon as I got home.
2. To start a task enthusiastically, perhaps without much forethought. Because we just dove into fixing up our house, every room is under construction at the same time.
3. To begin eating something enthusiastically. Each kid dove into his slice of cake as soon as it was set before him.
See also: dive

dive into

v.
1. To plunge one's body into something: The swimmer dived into the pool.
2. To start doing something enthusiastically: The class dived into the science experiment.
3. To start eating or drinking something eagerly: The hungry children dove into the pizza.
See also: dive
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Another major contributor to accidents: people who take unnecessary risks, such as diving into shallow water.
estimates that about 169 spinal cord injuries result annually from diving into backyard pools.
Ironically, diving boards can actually perform a safety function by deterring people from diving into the shallow end.
He said he doesn't want anyone diving, including left fielder Gary Sheffield, who missed nearly a week of spring training when he cut his left pinkie diving into third base on a steal attempt.
Burns misjudged depth while diving into her backyard swimming pool and hit the bottom, resulting in a broken neck - a near fatal injury.
I want to help others 'think first' before diving into a pool or lake to prevent these types of life-changing accidents.
have been too accessible to people who have not given a lot of thought to the place they are diving into," says Art Mittelstaedt, chairman of the National Aquatic Council.
But the issue of diving into pools isn't as clear-cut as some detractors make it out to be.