crash-dive

v
1. To dive deep underwater in a submarine as quickly as possible.

We shall crash-dive if we see enemy planes coming.

2. To dive into (smth) in an airplane.

When the plane's motor was hit by the guns of the enemy battleship, the pilot aimed the plane at the ship and crash-dived into it.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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