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dip

verb

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1 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid
  • first dip a paper towel in water
  • she dipped a hand into her pocket and pulled out a piece of candy

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2 to lift out with something that holds liquid
  • carefully dipped water from the bucket to the kettle

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3 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • the temperature dipped a bit in the evening

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4 to lead or extend downward
  • slow down, the road dips here

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5 to take a quick or hasty look
  • I dipped into the book, but I didn't have a chance to study it thoroughly

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dip

noun (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of dip (Entry 2 of 3)

1 a downward slope
  • marathoners have one last dip before the race course levels off and the finish line comes into view

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2 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude
  • the city's population has taken a slight dip since the last census

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dip

noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of dip (Entry 3 of 3)

a stupid person
  • how did that dip get through medical school?

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The first known use of dip was before the 12th century

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“Dip.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dip. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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