bajar en picado
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bajar en picado
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to descend at high speed)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to nose-dive
En una pirueta muy arriesgada, el avión bajó en picado hasta estar a 130 metros del suelo.In a very risky pirouette, the plane nose-dived until it was 130 meters from the ground.
b. to dive
El halcón bajó en picado y se posó sobre el guante del halconero.The falcon dived and landed on the falconer's glove.
2. (to decrease sharply)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to plummet
La crisis hizo que las ventas bajaran en picado.The crisis caused sales to plummet.
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