Dip meaning

dĭp
Dip is defined as to put into a liquid and then take out.

An example of to dip is scooping salsa onto a tortilla chip.

An example of to dip is jumping into a pool and getting out.

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To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
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To color or dye by immersing.

Dip Easter eggs.

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To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
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To lower and immediately raise again.

Dip the flag in salute.

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To undergo a slight, usually temporary decline.

Sales dipped in May.

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To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
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To galvanize or plate (metal) by immersion.
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To scoop up by plunging the hand or a receptacle below the surface, as of a liquid; ladle.

Dip water out of a bucket.

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To lower and raise (a flag) in salute.
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To lower or drop (something) suddenly.

Dipped my head to avoid the branch.

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(slang) To pick the pockets of.
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To plunge into water or other liquid and come out quickly.
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To plunge the hand or a receptacle into liquid or a container, especially so as to take something up or out.

I dipped into my pocket for some coins.

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To withdraw a small amount from a fund.

We dipped into our savings.

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To drop down or sink out of sight suddenly.

The sun dipped below the horizon.

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To drop suddenly before climbing. Used of an aircraft.
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To slope downward; decline.

The road dipped.

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To decline slightly and usually temporarily.

Sales dipped after Christmas.

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(geology) To lie at an angle to the horizontal plane, as a rock stratum or vein.
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(slang) To steal by picking pockets.
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To place a preparation of finely shredded tobacco in one's mouth.
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A brief plunge or immersion, especially a quick swim.
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A liquid into which something is dipped, as for dyeing or disinfecting.
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A savory creamy mixture into which crackers, raw vegetables, or other foods may be dipped.
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An amount taken up by dipping.
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A container for dipping.
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A candle made by repeated dipping in tallow or wax.
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A downward slope; a decline.
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A sharp downward course; a drop.

A dip in prices.

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(geology) The downward inclination of a rock stratum or vein in reference to the plane of the horizon.
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Magnetic dip.
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A hollow or depression.
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(sports) A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered by bending the elbows until the chin reaches the level of the bars and then is raised by straightening the arms.
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(slang) A pickpocket.
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(slang) A foolish or stupid person.
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A preparation of finely shredded tobacco, usually placed between the lower lip and gum.
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To put into or under liquid for a moment and then quickly take out; immerse.
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To dye in this way.
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To clean (sheep, hog, dogs, etc.) by bathing in disinfectant.
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To make (a candle) by putting a wick repeatedly in melted tallow or wax.
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To coat, plate, or galvanize by immersion.
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To get or take out by, or as if by, scooping up with a container, the hand, etc.
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To put (snuff) on the gums, as with a snuff stick.
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To plunge into a liquid and quickly come out.
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To sink or seem to sink suddenly.

The sun dips into the ocean.

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To slope down.
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To lower a container, the hand, etc. into liquid, a receptacle, etc., esp. in order to take something out.

To dip into one's savings.

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To read here and there in a book, etc., or inquire into a subject superficially.
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(aeron.) To drop suddenly before climbing.
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A dipping or being dipped.
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A liquid into which something is dipped, as for dyeing.
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Whatever is removed by or used in dipping.
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A candle made by dipping.
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A slight hollow.
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A short downward plunge, as of an airplane.
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(slang) A pickpocket.
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(geol., mining) The downward inclination of a stratum or vein, with reference to a horizontal plane.
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(gym.) The act of lowering oneself between parallel bars by bending the arms until the chin reaches the bar level, and then raising oneself by straightening the arms.
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(surveying) The angular amount by which the horizon is below eye level.
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Diploma.
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To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
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To immerse a sheep or other animal in a disinfectant solution.
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A liquid into which something is dipped, as for dyeing or disinfecting.
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The downward inclination of a rock stratum or vein in reference to the plane of the horizon.
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A slight drop in prices of stocks, bonds, or other investments that presents a good buying opportunity. Traders often attribute rising prices to investors “buying on the dips.”
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There is a dip in the road ahead.

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Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
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The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
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A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
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A dip stick.
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A swim, usually a short swim to refresh.

I'm going for a dip before breakfast.

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(colloquial, dated) A pickpocket.
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A sauce for dipping.

This onion dip is just scrumptious.

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(geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line.
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(archaic) A dipped candle.

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To lower into a liquid.

Dip your biscuit into your tea.

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(intransitive) To immerse oneself; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
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(intransitive) (of a value or rate) To decrease slightly.
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To lower a light's beam.

Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.

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To lower (a flag), particularly a national ensign, to a partially hoisted position in order to render or to return a salute. While lowered, the flag is said to be “at the dip.” A flag being carried on a staff may be dipped by leaning it forward at an approximate angle of 45 degrees.

“The sailor rushed to the flag hoist to dip the flag in return.”

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The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.

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To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
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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.
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To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
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To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
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To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; often with out.

To dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.

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(intransitive) To perform the action of plunging a dipper, ladle. etc. into a liquid or soft substance and removing a part.
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To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
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(intransitive) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon.

Strata of rock dip.

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A foolish person.
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(electronics) Acronym of dual in-line package.
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(programming) Acronym of dependency inversion principle. (This is one of the SOLID programming principles.)
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The definition of a dip is a thick saucy food that gets put onto something else to be eaten.

An example of a dip is hummus.

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Origin of dip

  • Middle English dippen from Old English dyppan dheub- in Indo-European roots N., sense 15, back-formation from dippy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English dippen, from Old English dyppan, from Proto-Germanic *dupjaną. Compare Dutch dopen, German taufen.

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from dippy.

    From Wiktionary