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dip

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verb \ˈdip\
Updated on: 26 Jul 2017

Definition of dip

dipped

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dipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to plunge or immerse momentarily or partially under the surface (as of a liquid) so as to moisten, cool, or coat dip candlesb :  to thrust in a way to suggest immersionc :  to immerse (an animal, such as a sheep or dog) in an antiseptic or parasiticidal solution

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

  4. 3a archaic :  involveb :  mortgage

  5. 4a :  to lower and then raise again dip a flag in saluteb chiefly British :  dim 2

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

  8. 2a :  to suddenly drop down or out of sightb of an airplane :  to drop suddenly before climbingc :  to decline or decrease moderately and usually temporarily prices dippedd :  to lower the body momentarily especially as part of an athletic or dancing motion

  9. 3a :  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


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dip

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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 :  pitchb :  a sharp downward course :  drop a dip in popularityc :  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. 6a :  a sauce or soft mixture into which food may be dipped bean dipb :  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

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


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dip

abbreviation

Definition of dip

  1. diploma


DIP

abbreviation

Definition of DIP

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

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Financial Definition of DIP

dip

What It Is

Debtor in possession (DIP) refers to the status of a business that retains control of its assets and continues to operate while under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization process.

How It Works

Under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a business files for protection from creditors while it reorganizes itself. Instead of granting the creditors' claims from liens and security interests in the business assets and allowing them to take possession, the bankruptcy court allows the business to retain ownership and control of specific assets. During that time, the business must prepare a reorganization plan that proposes a method, an amount, and a timeframe by which it will pay its creditors.

If granted debtor-in-possession status by petition to the bankruptcy court, the business may use assets of the business, including vehicles, equipment, and plant to continue operations. In practice, the continued operations allow the debtor in possession to reorganize, reposition itself, and improve its chances of re-paying creditors, even while all of its finances fall under the strict supervision of the bankruptcy court.

Why It Matters

Without use of its assets, a bankrupt business would not be able to operate.  As a result, the company would be forced to layoff employees, which could easily to lead to loss of customers and revenues, and consequently the inability to repay creditors.  Although debtor-in-possession status allows a bankrupt business to use its own assets to reorganize and repay creditors, at the same time it limits the freedom of such a business to leverage its assets with financing, for example, without the approval and supervision of the bankruptcy court.



DIP Defined for English Language Learners

dip

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verb

Definition of dip for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DIP Defined for Kids

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dip

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verb \ˈdip\

Definition of dip for Students

dipped

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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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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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