Definitions for dip

Definitions for (noun) dip

Main entry: dip

Definition: a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

Main entry: plunge, dip

Definition: a brief swim in water

Main entry: dip

Definition: a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

Main entry: dip, drop, fall, free fall

Definition: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

Usage: 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

Main entry: dip

Definition: a brief immersion

Main entry: dip

Definition: tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

Main entry: pickpocket, cutpurse, dip

Definition: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

Main entry: dip, angle of dip, inclination, magnetic inclination, magnetic dip

Definition: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

Main entry: dip

Definition: a depression in an otherwise level surface

Usage: there was a dip in the road

Definitions for (verb) dip

Main entry: dip

Definition: stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

Main entry: dip

Definition: go down momentarily

Usage: Prices dipped

Main entry: dip, dunk

Definition: dip into a liquid while eating

Usage: She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

Main entry: dip

Definition: scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

Usage: dip water out of a container

Main entry: souse, dunk, dip, douse, plunge

Definition: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

Usage: dip the garment into the cleaning solution; dip the brush into the paint

Main entry: dip

Definition: plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container

Usage: He dipped into his pocket

Main entry: dip

Definition: immerse in a disinfectant solution

Usage: dip the sheep

Main entry: dip

Definition: place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

Main entry: duck, dip, douse

Definition: dip into a liquid

Usage: He dipped into the pool

Main entry: dip

Definition: slope downwards

Usage: Our property dips towards the river

Main entry: dip, sink

Definition: appear to move downward

Usage: The sun dipped below the horizon; The setting sun sank below the tree line

Main entry: dip

Definition: lower briefly

Usage: She dipped her knee

Main entry: dim, dip

Definition: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

Main entry: dip

Definition: take a small amount from

Usage: I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present

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