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Verb: dip (dipped,dipping)  dip
  1. Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    "dip the brush into the paint";
    - dunk, souse, plunge, douse
     
  2. (of food) put into a liquid to absorb some of it
    "She dipped the piece of bread in the sauce";
    - dunk
     
  3. Go down momentarily
    "Prices dipped"
     
  4. Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
     
  5. Take a small amount from
    "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"
     
  6. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    - dim
     
  7. Lower briefly
    "She dipped her knee"
     
  8. Appear to move downward
    "The sun dipped below the horizon";
    - sink
     
  9. Slope downwards
    "Our property dips towards the river"
     
  10. Immerse into a liquid
    "He dipped into the pool";
    - douse, duck
     
  11. Place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
     
  12. Immerse in a disinfectant solution
    "dip the sheep"
     
  13. Plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
    "He dipped into his pocket"
     
  14. Scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
    "dip water out of a container"
Noun: dip  dip
  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
    - angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination
     
  3. A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
    - 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 dip in prices";
    - 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
    - plunge
     
  9. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

Derived forms: dipped, dips, dipping

Type of: angle, bring down, candle, change intensity, condiment, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, decline, decrease, decrement, depression, draw, draw off, eat, get down, go down, gymnastic exercise, immerse, immersion, impression, imprint, incline, let down, lift out, lower, pitch, plunge, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, slope, stain, stealer, submergence, submerging, submersion, swim, swimming, take down, take out, take up, taper, thief, wane, wax light, withdraw

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