Predicate: nosedive

Roleset id: nosedive.01 , fall very fast, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

nosedive.01: NOSEDIVE-V NOTES: Note that "nosedived" is a confirmation of the lexicalist hypothesisand Blocking--most people would say the past tense of "dived" is"dove", but "nosedive" is apparently no longer associated with"dive" and thus does not take the irregular past tense. Cool. (from nosedive.01-v)


nosedive (v.)
nose-dive (v.)


        Arg1-PPT: Logical subject, patient, thing falling
        Arg2-EXT: EXT, amount fallen
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-PRD: end point, end state of arg1
        Argm-LOC: medium

Example: another verb of quantifiable motion, you know the drill

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Compaq Computer nose-dived $8.625 a share, to $100, and pulled other technology issues lower after reporting lower-than-expected earnings after the stock market closed Wednesday.

        Arg1: Compaq Computer
        Rel: nosedived
        Arg2: $8.625 a share
        Arg4: to $100