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 for Dived
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 perh. to dove, n. Cf. Dip.]
     1. To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body
        under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.
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              It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men
              have dived for them.                  --Whately.
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     Note: The colloquial form dove is common in the United States
           as an imperfect tense form.
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                 All [the walruses] dove down with a tremendous
                 splash.                            --Dr. Hayes.
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                 When closely pressed it [the loon] dove . . . and
                 left the young bird sitting in the water. --J.
                                                    Burroughs.
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     2. Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject,
        question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
        --South.
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