French translation of 'nosedive'
1. [of plane] piqué m ⧫ descente f en piqué
to go into a nosedive descendre en piqué
2. (in profits, prices) chute f
to take a nose-dive [profits, share prices] dégringoler
Shares have taken a nosedive. Le cours des actions a dégringolé.
3. (in career, reputation)
to take a nose-dive s’effondrer
1. [plane] tomber en piqué
2. (= plummet)
[prices, profits, exchange rates, share prices] dégringoler
[stock market] s’effondrer
3. [career, reputation] s’effondrer
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Example Sentences Including 'nosedive'
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This means they have little leeway to maintain payments should profits suddenly nosedive.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Then the film career nosedived when the diminutive comic suffered the indignity of playing a cute elf - the role he was born to play!Times, Sunday Times (2010)
His career nosedived after the accident.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Since then, though, his career has nosedived.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But he is determined not to let the drama plunge him back into the darkness he felt after his career nosedived in the early Noughties.The Sun (2015)
I saw it coming across the village when it just suddenly nosedived.The Sun (2009)
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British English: nosedive VERB
If prices, profits, or exchange rates nosedive, they suddenly fall by a large amount.
The value of other shares nosedived.
Translation of nosedive from the Collins English to French Dictionary