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    dip - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dip

    Definition
    (noun) a depression in an otherwise level surface
    Example Sentence
    • there was a dip in the road
    Definition
    (noun) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon Definition
    (noun) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
    Synonyms : cutpurse , pickpocket
    Definition
    (noun) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped Definition
    (noun) a brief immersion Definition
    (noun) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    Synonyms : drop , fall , free fall
    Example Sentence
    • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
    • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
    • a dip in prices
    • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall
    Definition
    (noun) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow Definition
    (noun) a brief swim in water
    Synonyms : plunge
    Definition
    (noun) a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms Definition
    (verb) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    Synonyms : douse , dunk , plunge , souse
    Example Sentence
    • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
    • dip the brush into the paint
    Definition
    (verb) dip into a liquid while eating
    Synonyms : dunk
    Example Sentence
    • She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce
    Definition
    (verb) go down momentarily
    Example Sentence
    • Prices dipped
    Definition
    (verb) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid Definition
    (verb) take a small amount from
    Example Sentence
    • I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present
    Definition
    (verb) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    Synonyms : dim
    Definition
    (verb) lower briefly
    Example Sentence
    • She dipped her knee
    Definition
    (verb) appear to move downward
    Synonyms : sink
    Example Sentence
    • The sun dipped below the horizon
    • The setting sun sank below the tree line
    Definition
    (verb) slope downwards
    Example Sentence
    • Our property dips towards the river
    Definition
    (verb) dip into a liquid
    Synonyms : douse , duck
    Example Sentence
    • He dipped into the pool
    Definition
    (verb) place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax Definition
    (verb) immerse in a disinfectant solution
    Example Sentence
    • dip the sheep
    Definition
    (verb) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
    Example Sentence
    • He dipped into his pocket
    Definition
    (verb) scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
    Example Sentence
    • dip water out of a container
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