dip

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[dip]

When you dip something, you plunge it quickly into a liquid or soft substance. You might dip your toe into a swimming pool to check the water temperature.

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To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

Noun
a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

Noun
a brief swim in water

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a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

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a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"

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a brief immersion

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tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

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a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

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(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

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a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"

Verb
stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

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go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"

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dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"

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scoop up by plunging one''s hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"

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immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"

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immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"

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of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax

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dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"

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slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"

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appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

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lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"

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switch (a car''s headlights) from a higher to a lower beam


v. t.
To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

v. t.
To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.

v. t.
To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.

v. t.
To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

v. t.
To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.

v. t.
To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.

v. i.
To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

v. i.
To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.

v. i.
To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.

v. i.
To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into.

v. i.
To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.

v. i.
To dip snuff.

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The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.

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Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

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A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.

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A dipped candle.


Dip

Dip , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dipped or Dipt (); p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. dpan to baptize, OS. dpian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d'94pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. Deep, Dive.] 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
The priest shall dip his finger in the blood.
[Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep.
While the prime swallow dips his wing.
2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. Book of Common Prayer. Fuller. 3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic]
A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er.
4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.
5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water. 6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]
Live on the use and never dip thy lands.
Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow. -- To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.] -- To dip the colors (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.

Dip

Dip, v. i. 1. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out.
2. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.
Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.
3. To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.
When I dipt into the future.
4. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into. "Dipped into a multitude of books." Macaulay. 5. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip. 6. To dip snuff. [Southern U.S.]

Dip

Dip, n. 1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. "The dip of oars in unison." Glover. 2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch. 3. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon. [Local, U.S.] Bartlett. 4. A dipped candle. [Colloq.] Marryat. Dip of the horizon (Astron.), the angular depression of the seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon; the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of the ocean. -- Dip of the needle, ∨ Magnetic dip, the angle formed, in a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle, or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; -- called also inclination. -- Dip of a stratum (Geol.), its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; -- called also the pitch.

To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.

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Usage Examples

I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.

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