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dip

dip - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dip

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(noun) a depression in an otherwise level surface
Example Sentence
  • there was a dip in the road

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(noun) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
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(noun) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
Synonyms : cutpurse , pickpocket

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(noun) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
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(noun) a brief immersion
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(noun) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
Synonyms : drop , fall , free fall
Example Sentence
  • 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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(noun) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
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(noun) a brief swim in water
Synonyms : plunge

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(noun) a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
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(verb) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
Synonyms : douse , dunk , plunge , souse
Example Sentence
  • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
  • dip the brush into the paint

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(verb) dip into a liquid while eating
Synonyms : dunk
Example Sentence
  • She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

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(verb) go down momentarily
Example Sentence
  • Prices dipped

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(verb) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
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(verb) take a small amount from
Example Sentence
  • I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present

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(verb) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
Synonyms : dim

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(verb) lower briefly
Example Sentence
  • She dipped her knee

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(verb) appear to move downward
Synonyms : sink
Example Sentence
  • The sun dipped below the horizon
  • The setting sun sank below the tree line

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(verb) slope downwards
Example Sentence
  • Our property dips towards the river

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(verb) dip into a liquid
Synonyms : douse , duck
Example Sentence
  • He dipped into the pool

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(verb) place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
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(verb) immerse in a disinfectant solution
Example Sentence
  • dip the sheep

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(verb) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
Example Sentence
  • He dipped into his pocket

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(verb) scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
Example Sentence
  • dip water out of a container

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