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dip

Noun

1 a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
2 (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon [syn: angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination]
3 a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places [syn: pickpocket, cutpurse]
4 tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
5 a brief immersion
6 a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "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" [syn: drop, fall, free fall]
7 a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
8 a brief swim in water [syn: plunge]
9 a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

Verb

1 immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint" [syn: dunk, souse, plunge, douse]
2 dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce" [syn: dunk]
3 go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
4 stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
5 switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam [syn: dim]
6 lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
7 appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: sink]
8 slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
9 dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool" [syn: douse, duck]
10 of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
11 immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
12 scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container" [also: dipping, dipped]

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Etymology

dyppan

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A lower section of a road or geological feature.
    There is a dip in the road ahead.
  2. A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
  3. A dip stick.
  4. A swim. (Usually a short swim to refresh).
    I'm going for a dip before breakfast.
  5. colloquial dated A pickpocket.
    • 1906, Fred L. Boalt, "The Snitcher", McClure's Magazine v.26, p.633
      The Moocher was a "dip" in a dilettante sort of way, and his particular graft was boarding street-cars with his papers and grabbing women's pocket-books.
  6. (chiefly US) A sauce for dipping.
    Hmmm, this onion dip is just scrumptious.

Derived terms

Translations

lower section of a road or geological feature
  • Finnish: painauma
  • German: Senke, Absenkung
tank or trough to kill parasites in cattle
  • Finnish: kylpy
dip stick
  • Finnish: (öljy)tikku
  • German: Ölmessstab, Eichmaß, Messstab
short swim to refresh
  • Finnish: pulahdus
  • German: Tauchen, Schwimmen, Baden
  • Swedish: dopp
A sauce for dipping.
  • German: Soße, Tunke, Dip

Verb

  1. To lower into a liquid.
    Dip your biscuit into your tea.
  2. To lower a light's beam.
    Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.
  3. To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.
    The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.
  4. To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
  5. To consume snuff by placing a pinch behind the lip or under the tongue so that the active chemical constituents of the snuff may be absorbed into the system for their narcotic effect.

Derived terms

Translations

to lower into a liquid
to lower the beam
to use dipstick to check oil

Turkish

Etymology

Common Turkic *tüp

Noun

dip

Extensive Definition

Dip has many meanings:
DIP can refer to any of the following:

References

dip in German: Dip
dip in French: DIP
dip in Italian: DIP
dip in Dutch: DIP
dip in Japanese: DIP
dip in Portuguese: DIP

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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