Definitions starting with D

ID #1892

dive, dive up

[Car.] v. 1. to dive into the water and bring something up: 1895 T'row de bunch o' bananas overboar' an den who could dive de mostest could have de mostest (Edwards 66). 1936 divin' money (Dupuch 39). (Gen.)

2. to stay under water: 1918 The yellow-tail went, Jack behind. Jack dive until when he blow [i.e. surface for air] , he blow on a strange little island (Parsons 127).

Tags: nautical, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-17 10:51
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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