nose-dive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of plane)
a. el picado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. la picada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (of prices)
a. la caída en
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
b. picado or
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. picada
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (plane)
a. hacer
b. un picado or
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. una picada
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
4. (prices)
a. caer en
b. picado or
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. picada
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
nose-dive [ˈnəʊzdaɪv]
noun
1 (Aer) picado (m) vertical
2 caída (f) súbita
to take a nose-dive [+profits, shares, sales, reputation] caer en picado
shares took a steep nose-dive suddenly sales took a nose-dive his reputation has certainly taken a nose-dive her musical career may have taken a nose-dive but ...
intransitive verb
1 (Aer) descender en picado
2 [+profits, shares, sales, reputation] caer en picado
the shares nose-dived 11p to 511p las acciones cayeron 11 peniques de golpe y pasaron a cotizar 511 peniques
Pre-tax profits for 1991 have nose-dived from £173m to £136m his career has nose-dived in the last two months share prices nose-dived on the Stock Exchange today
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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