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dip

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verb \ˈdip\

Simple Definition of dip

  • : to put (something) into a liquid and pull it out again quickly

  • : to move (something) into and out of something

  • : to lift (liquid) out from a container

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dip

dipped

dipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to plunge or immerse momentarily or partially under the surface (as of a liquid) so as to moisten, cool, or coat <dip candles> b :  to thrust in a way to suggest immersion c :  to immerse (as a sheep or dog) in an antiseptic or parasiticidal solution

  3. 2 a :  to lift a portion of by reaching below the surface with something shaped to hold liquid :  ladle b :  to take a portion of (snuff)

  4. 3 a archaic :  involve b :  mortgage

  5. 4 a :  to lower and then raise again <dip a flag in salute> b chiefly British :  dim 2

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 a :  to plunge into a liquid and quickly emerge b :  to immerse something into a processing liquid or finishing material

  8. 2 a :  to suddenly drop down or out of sight b of an airplane :  to drop suddenly before climbing c :  to decline or decrease moderately and usually temporarily <prices dipped> d :  to lower the body momentarily especially as part of an athletic or dancing motion

  9. 3 a :  to withdraw a part of the contents of something by or as if by reaching down inside it —used with into <dipped into his pocket for change> <dipped into the family's savings>

  10. 4 :  to examine or read something casually or superficially —used with into <dip into a book>

  11. 5 :  to incline downward from the plane of the horizon

dippable

play \ˈdi-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of dip in a sentence

  1. Use a ladle to dip some water out of the pot.

  2. dipping water from a well

  3. The sun dipped below the horizon.

  4. The road dips over the hill.

  5. I saw his head dip below the surface of the water.



Origin and Etymology of dip

Middle English dippen, from Old English dyppan; akin to Old High German tupfen to wash, Lithuanian dubus deep


First Known Use: before 12th century


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dip

noun

Definition of dip

  1. 1 :  an act of dipping; especially :  a brief plunge into the water for sport or exercise <a quick dip in the pool>

  2. 2 :  inclination downward: a :  pitch b :  a sharp downward course :  drop <a dip in popularity> c :  the angle that a stratum or similar geological feature makes with a horizontal plane

  3. 3 :  the angle formed with the horizon by a magnetic needle free to rotate in the vertical plane

  4. 4 :  hollow, depression <a dip in the road>

  5. 5 :  something obtained by or used in dipping <a dip of ice cream> <a dip of snuff>

  6. 6 a :  a sauce or soft mixture into which food may be dipped <bean dip> b :  a liquid preparation for the dipping of something; especially :  an insecticide or parasiticide for the dipping of animals <a sheep dip>

  7. 7 slang :  pickpocket



1599

First Known Use of dip

1599


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dip

noun

Definition of dip

  1. :  a stupid or unsophisticated person



Origin and Etymology of dip

back-formation from dippy


First Known Use: 1932


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dip

abbreviation

Definition of dip

  1. diploma



Rhymes with dip


DIP

abbreviation

Definition of DIP

  1. dual in-line package; dual in-line packaging



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DIP Defined for Kids

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dip

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verb \ˈdip\

Definition of dip for Students

dipped

dipping

  1. 1 :  to lower or push briefly into a liquid to wet or coat <He dipped a chip in the salsa.>

  2. 2 :  to take out or serve with or as if with a ladle

  3. 3 :  to lower and quickly raise again :  drop or sink and quickly rise again <Temperatures dipped below freezing overnight.>

  4. 4 :  to sink out of sight <The sun dipped below the horizon.>

  5. 5 :  to slope downward <The road dips slightly.>




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dip

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noun

Definition of dip for Students

  1. 1 :  a short swim

  2. 2 :  something obtained by or as if by a ladle <a dip of ice cream>

  3. 3 :  a sauce into which solid food may be dipped <chips and dip>

  4. 4 :  a downward slope <a dip in the road>

  5. 5 :  a brief decrease <a dip in prices>




Medical Dictionary

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dip

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transitive verb \ˈdip\

Medical Definition of dip

dipped

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dipping

  1. :  to immerse (as a sheep or hog) in an antiseptic or parasiticidal solution




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dip

noun

Medical Definition of dip

  1. 1:  a liquid preparation of an insecticide, parasiticide, or fungicide which is applied to animals by immersing them in it <a sheep dip>

  2. 2:  a vat or tank in which dip is used




DIP

abbreviation

Medical Definition of DIP

  1. distal interphalangeal




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