dip/put/stick a toe in the water

Definition of dip/put/stick a toe in the water

informal

  1. :  to try an activity briefly to see if one likes it I'm not sure I want to join, but I'd like to dip a toe in the water.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to thrust in a way to suggest immersion

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

  1. :  an act of dipping

    :  a brief plunge into the water for sport or exercise

    :  inclination downward:

  1. :  a stupid or unsophisticated person

  1. : diploma

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

stickplay
  1. :  a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: such as

    :  a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or slender branch

    :  a cut or broken branch or piece of wood gathered for fuel or construction material

  1. :  to hit or propel (something, such as a hockey puck) with a stick

  1. :  to pierce with something pointed :  stab

    :  to kill by piercing

    :  to push or thrust so as or as if to pierce

  1. :  a thrust with a pointed instrument :  stab

    :  delay, stop

    :  impediment

  1. :  one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot

    :  the fore end of a foot or hoof

    :  a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebrate

  1. :  to touch, reach, or drive with the toe

    :  to furnish with a toe

    :  to drive (something, such as a nail) obliquely

waterplay
  1. :  the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is a major constituent of all living matter and that when pure is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid oxide of hydrogen H2O which appears bluish in thick layers, freezes at 0° C and boils at 100° C, has a maximum density at 4° C and a high specific heat, is feebly ionized to hydrogen and hydroxyl ions, and is a poor conductor of electricity and a good solvent

    :  a particular quantity or body of water: such as

    :  the water occupying or flowing in a particular bed

  1. :  to moisten, sprinkle, or soak with water

    :  to supply with water for drink

    :  to supply water to


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