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sip

verb \ ˈsip \

Definition of sip

sipped; sipping
intransitive verb
:to take a sip of something especially repeatedly
transitive verb
1 :to drink in small quantities
2 :to take sips from

sipper

noun

Examples of sip in a Sentence

  1. She sipped her coffee while she watched the sun rise.

  2. He sipped on the bottle of water.

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Origin and Etymology of sip

Middle English sippen; akin to Low German sippen to sip

sip Synonyms

Synonyms
belt (down), gulp, guzzle, hoist, imbibe, knock back, pound (down), quaff, drink, slug (down), slurp, sup, swig, swill, toss (down or off)
Related Words
lap, lick, suck; consume, down, ingurgitate, kill, mouth (down), put away; nip, tipple; pledge, toast, wine

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sip

noun

Definition of sip

1 :a small draft taken with the lips
2 :the act of sipping

Examples of sip in a Sentence

  1. there are a few sips left in the glass

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First Known Use of sip

15th century

sip Synonyms

Synonyms
belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, drink, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, swill
Related Words
dram, drop

SIP Defined for English Language Learners

sip

verb

Definition of sip for English Language Learners

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


SIP Defined for Kids

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sip

verb \ ˈsip \

Definition of sip for Students

sipped; sipping
:to take small drinks of

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sip

noun

Definition of sip for Students

1 :the act of taking a small drink
2 :a small amount taken by sipping


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