Definition of Take a dive

1. Verb. Pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer.

Generic synonyms: Affect, Dissemble, Feign, Pretend, Sham



Definition of Take a dive

1. Verb. (idiomatic boxing) To feign a knockout in order to lose intentionally. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To lose or fail intentionally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Take A Dive Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Take A Dive Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Take A Dive

take a bath
take a bead on
take a bite
take a bow
take a break
take a breath
take a breather
take a bullet
take a chance
take a chill pill
take a crack at
take a dare
take a dim view of
take a dip
take a dive (current term)
take a firm stand
take a gamble
take a gander
take a grab
take a guess
take a hike
take a hint
take a hit
take a hop
take a joke
take a knee
take a knife to a gunfight
take a leaf out of someone's book

Literary usage of Take a dive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1907)
"... angered that his offer should be so flatly refused, "and besides you like to take a dive into the snowdrifts now and then; so dive ahead, I don't care. ..."

2. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1847)
"Hand that over to me," said the captain, a little authoritatively, " and take a dive for the next." As the boatswain was obeying this order, ..."

3. Works by James Fenimore Cooper (1892)
""Hand that over to me," said the captain, a little authoritatively, "and take a dive for the next." As the boatswain was obeying this order, ..."

4. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... -puku diver's suit, submarine armo(u)r, diving-dress. sukeltaa dive, take a dive: submerge; ..."

5. Routledge's Every Boy's Annual by Edmund Routledge (1869)
"... sexton') o' yourn, or take a dive into Davy Jones's locker.' The crestfallen skipper preferred the former course, and, on their freeing his arms, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Take a dive

Search for Take a dive on Dictionary.com!Search for Take a dive on Thesaurus.com!Search for Take a dive on Google!Search for Take a dive on Wikipedia!

Search