duck dive
1. noun
the action of duck diving (see verb below).
2. verb
to push ones surfboard (usually a shortboard) underwater nose-first, to get the surfer and board under a wave that has broken or is just about to break.
See Also: turn turtle

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  • duck — {{11}}duck (n.1) waterfowl, O.E. duce (found only in gen. ducan) a duck, lit. a ducker, presumed to be from O.E. *ducan to duck, dive (see DUCK (Cf. duck) (v.)), replaced O.E. ened as the name for the bird, this being from PIE *aneti , the root… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dive — 1. verb /ˈdaɪv/ a) To swim under water. She dove right in and started making improvements. b) To jump into water head first. See Also: scuba diving, duck dive 2 …   Wiktionary

  • duck — duck1 [duk] n. [ME doke < OE duce, lit., diver, ducker < base of * ducan, to plunge, dive (see DUCK2); replaces OE ened (akin to Ger ente), common Gmc word for the bird ] 1. pl. ducks or duck any of a large number of relatively small… …   English World dictionary

  • duck — Ⅰ. duck [1] ► NOUN (pl. same or ducks) 1) a waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait. 2) the female of such a bird. Contrasted with DRAKE(Cf. ↑drake). 3) (also ducks) Brit. informal …   English terms dictionary

  • dive — [n1] descent, usually underwater belly flop*, dash, dip, duck, ducking, fall, header* headlong* jump, leap, lunge, nosedive, pitch, plunge, spring, submergence, submersion, swoop; concepts 147,181 Ant. ascent, jump dive [n2] dirty, sleazy… …   New thesaurus

  • duck and dive — ► duck and dive informal use one s ingenuity to deal with or evade a situation. Main Entry: ↑duck …   English terms dictionary

  • duck and dive — To use one s wits to avoid or accomplish something • • • Main Entry: ↑duck …   Useful english dictionary

  • Duck — Duck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ducked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ducking}.] [OE. duken, douken, to dive; akin to D. duiken, OHG. t?hhan, MHG. tucken, t[ u]cken, t?chen, G. tuchen. Cf. 5th {Duck}.] 1. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dive — (v.) 13c., from O.E. dufan to dive, duck, sink (intransitive, class II strong verb; past tense deaf, pp. dofen) and dyfan to dip, submerge (weak, transitive), from P.Gmc. *dubijanan, from PIE *dheub (see DEEP (Cf. deep)). Past tense dove is a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dive — Dive, v. t. 1. To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck. [Obs.] Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. To explore by diving; to plunge into. [R.] [1913 Webster] The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame. Denham. [1913 Webster] He dives the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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