dived

 , dove
 Either is acceptable.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • Dived — Dive Dive, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dived}, colloq. {Dove}, a relic of the AS. strong forms de[ a]f, dofen; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diving}.] [OE. diven, duven, AS. d?fan to sink, v. t., fr. d?fan, v. i.; akin to Icel. d?fa, G. taufen, E. dip, deep, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dived — verb /ˈdaɪ̪vd/ a) (scuba diving) b) (scuba diving) …   Wiktionary

  • dived — daɪv n. plunge, submersion; dubious nightclub, sleazy nightclub v. jump into water (especially headfirst); go underwater, submerge; descend rapidly to earth; enter into quickly, plunge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dived, dove —    Either is acceptable …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • dived head first — jump into the water headfirst …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skin dived — v. swim under water with air supplied by snorkel or scuba equipment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dive — I UK [daɪv] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms dive : present tense I/you/we/they dive he/she/it dives present participle diving past tense dived past participle dived ** 1) to jump into water with your head first and with your arms stretched… …   English dictionary

  • dive — dive1 [ daıv ] (past tense dived or dove [ douv ] ) verb intransitive ** ▸ 1 jump into water ▸ 2 swim underwater ▸ 3 move downward ▸ 4 jump sideways/forward ▸ 5 lose value quickly ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) to jump into water with your head first and with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dive — 01. Jeremy was afraid to [dive] in the water, so his sister pushed him. 02. He [dove] into the icy water, and then quickly jumped out. 03. He [dived] into the icy water, and then quickly jumped out. 04. Marly jumped off the highest [diving] board …   Grammatical examples in English

  • dive — [[t]da͟ɪv[/t]] dives, diving, dived (American English sometimes uses the form dove for the past tense.) 1) VERB If you dive into some water, you jump in head first with your arms held straight above your head. [V into n] He tried to escape by… …   English dictionary

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