dip into

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dip into

1 : to take out an amount of money from (something)
  • They had to dip into their savings to pay for the repairs.
2 : to use part of (something)
  • a company dipping into its pool of job applicants
3 : to read parts of (something) in a casual or brief way
  • dip into a book of poetry

Word by Word Definitions

dip play
  1. : to plunge or immerse momentarily or partially under the surface (as of a liquid) so as to moisten, cool, or coat

  2. : to thrust in a way to suggest immersion

  3. : to immerse (an animal, such as a sheep or dog) in an antiseptic or parasiticidal solution

  1. : an act of dipping

  2. : inclination downward:

  3. : pitch

  1. : a stupid or unsophisticated person


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