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  1. Banned
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    Dive in

    Help me understand this:

    " The man who left David Seaman in tears in the 2002 World Cup should have scored from another set-piece here after 19 minutes. Having won a slightly questionable penalty after his cross was deemed to have been handled by Wilshere, Ronaldinho tried to beat Joe Hart low to the keeper’s left. Hart saved and then made a fearless follow-up block as the Brazilian dived in for the loose ball. England were still fortunate that the referee, Pedro Proenca, failed to notice Cleverley’s foul on Neymar. "

    What does "in" refer to?

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    Re: Dive in

    I suppose the writer meant something like launched himself after or charged towards. Sportswriters have to describe similar events so frequently that they sometimes range rather far in their quest for synonyms.

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    Re: Dive in

    Thread closed. Clone of banned user.

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