sip

verb
\ˈsip \
sipped; sipping

Definition of sip 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to take a sip of something especially repeatedly

transitive verb

1 : to drink in small quantities

2 : to take sips from

sip

noun

Definition of sip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a small draft taken with the lips

2 : the act of sipping

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Other Words from sip

Verb

sipper noun

Examples of sip in a Sentence

Verb

She sipped her coffee while she watched the sun rise. He sipped on the bottle of water.

Noun

there are a few sips left in the glass
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Jeff Park was eating nuts for breakfast and sipping on a macchiato. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, "The Luck of Kokura," 18 June 2018 Also sip the craft beer Brazo Fuerte made by Beverly Armstrong, the first African-American female brewer in the Northeast, who will be there. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "Flavors from around the world, all in one place," 9 July 2018 On the strength of this flimsy star vehicle, Rhys Meyers will not be sipping dry martinis in a tuxedo any time soon. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Damascus Cover': Film Review," 4 July 2018 Seattle residents will be sipping their drinks a bit differently this summer, with biodegradable straws instead of plastic ones. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Seattle ban on plastic straws to go into effect July 1," 20 June 2018 Chow down on chimichurri steak and eggs and sip whiskey drinks on special throughout Father’s Day. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Skip the tie: 45 Father's Day dining specials in San Diego County," 9 June 2018 Charlotte’s sipping Champagne, while Carrie’s swilling double vodkas on the rocks. refinery29.com, "The Birth, Death & Inevitable Comeback Of The Cosmo, SATC's Greatest Icon," 6 June 2018 In a glass-windowed office overlooking the docks, five clean-shaven men in sweaters sipped mugs of coffee behind computer monitors, keeping tabs on the chaos. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 On a recent morning, visitors sipped on coffees at Vilina Vlas' bar. NBC News, "Hotel, hospital where war crimes occurred remain open in Bosnia-Herzegovina," 3 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

So make a batch, kick off your shoes and imagine yourself at a beach resort with every sip. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "This tropical guava-cherry punch satisfies both teetotalers and partiers," 27 June 2018 On the 50th anniversary of his protest, a crowd celebrated at Julius’, and Andrew Berman, of the Greenwich Village Historic Preservation Society, hailed Mr. Leitsch and his sip-in. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Dick Leitsch, Whose ‘Sip-In’ Was a Gay Rights Milestone, Dies at 83," 22 June 2018 Sweet at first, this bubbly take from the champagne masters evolves into a slightly spicy sip, which then finishes softly. Chris Morris, Fortune, "6 Beers and 6 Wines to Improve Your Fourth of July Cookout," 29 June 2018 The BeFree models look like typical soft-flask water bottles, crafted out of tough, flexible plastic with quick-sip tops. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Katadyn Launches Gravity BeFree Water Filter," 5 June 2018 After short soak, the bear climbed out of the tub and knocked over a margarita before taking a few cheeky sips. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "I Freaking Love This Margarita-Drinking Hot-Tub Bear," 3 July 2018 Held for the second time in North Park, the SoccerCity World Cup Fan Zone features two giant jumbo screens, an assortment of food trucks, a beer garden, and 619 Spirits Bloody Mary bar will serve craft sips for those 21 and up. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Local eateries cool the summer heat with chillin' specials during National Ice Cream month," 12 July 2018 In many cases, these sips have more fruit than veggies, which means more sugar, calories and carbs, and truthfully, none of us need any of those nutrients in excess. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Healthy eating mistakes that are interfering with your weight loss goals," 5 July 2018 Slather these beauties in the white cream gravy, wash it down with a bite of Texas toast and a sip of sweet tea. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "Critics’ pick their favorite fast food in San Antonio," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of sip

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sip

Verb

Middle English sippen; akin to Low German sippen to sip

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sip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sip

: to drink (a liquid) slowly by taking only small amounts into your mouth

sip

verb
\ˈsip \
sipped; sipping

Kids Definition of sip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to take small drinks of

sip

noun

Kids Definition of sip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of taking a small drink

2 : a small amount taken by sipping

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