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dip

noun (n)

  • a depression in an otherwise level surface (noun.shape)
    Example:
    There was a dip in the road.
    source: wordnet30
  • (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon (noun.shape)
    source: wordnet30
  • a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places (noun.person)
    Synonym: cutpurse, pickpocket
    source: wordnet30
  • tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • a brief immersion (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: drop, fall, free fall
    Example:
    A dip in prices.
    source: wordnet30
  • a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a brief swim in water (noun.act)
    Synonym: plunge
    source: wordnet30
  • a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate (verb.contact)
    Synonym: douse, dunk, plunge, souse
    Example:
    Dip the garment into the cleaning solution.
    Dip the brush into the paint.
    source: wordnet30
  • dip into a liquid while eating (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: dunk
    source: wordnet30
  • go down momentarily (verb.change)
    Example:
    Prices dipped.
    source: wordnet30
  • stain an object by immersing it in a liquid (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • take a small amount from (verb.possession)
    Example:
    I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present.
    source: wordnet30
  • switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam (verb.perception)
    Synonym: dim
    source: wordnet30
  • lower briefly (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She dipped her knee.
    source: wordnet30
  • appear to move downward (verb.motion)
    Synonym: sink
    Example:
    The sun dipped below the horizon.
    source: wordnet30
  • slope downwards (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Our property dips towards the river.
    source: wordnet30
  • dip into a liquid (verb.motion)
    Synonym: douse, duck
    Example:
    He dipped into the pool.
    source: wordnet30
  • place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax (verb.creation)
    source: wordnet30
  • immerse in a disinfectant solution (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Dip the sheep.
    source: wordnet30
  • plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He dipped into his pocket.
    source: wordnet30
  • scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Dip water out of a container.
    source: wordnet30
  • To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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