dip


1dip

verb \ˈdip\

: 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

dippeddip·ping

Full Definition of DIP

transitive verb
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
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)
3
a archaic :  involve
b :  mortgage
4
a :  to lower and then raise again <dip a flag in salute>
b chiefly British :  dim 2
intransitive verb
1
a :  to plunge into a liquid and quickly emerge
b :  to immerse something into a processing liquid or finishing material
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
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>
4
:  to examine or read something casually or superficially —used with into <dip into a book>
5
:  to incline downward from the plane of the horizon
dip·pa·ble \ˈdi-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of DIP

  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 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

Related to DIP

2dip

noun

Definition of DIP

1
:  an act of dipping; especially :  a brief plunge into the water for sport or exercise <a quick dip in the pool>
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
:  the angle formed with the horizon by a magnetic needle free to rotate in the vertical plane
4
:  hollow, depression <a dip in the road>
5
:  something obtained by or used in dipping <a dip of ice cream> <a dip of snuff>
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
slang :  pickpocket

First Known Use of DIP

1599

3dip

noun

Definition of DIP

:  a stupid or unsophisticated person

Origin of DIP

back-formation from dippy
First Known Use: 1932

4dip

abbreviation

Definition of DIP

diploma

DIP

abbreviation

Definition of DIP

dual in-line package; dual in-line packaging

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