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Meaning & Definition of Dip in English

English

Dip

/dɪp/

noun

1. A depression in an otherwise level surface

  • "There was a dip in the road"
    synonym:
  • dip

2. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

    synonym:
  • dip
  • ,
  • angle of dip
  • ,
  • magnetic dip
  • ,
  • magnetic inclination
  • ,
  • inclination

3. A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

    synonym:
  • pickpocket
  • ,
  • cutpurse
  • ,
  • dip

4. Tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

    synonym:
  • dip

5. A brief immersion

    synonym:
  • dip

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"
    synonym:
  • drop
  • ,
  • dip
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • free fall

7. A candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

    synonym:
  • dip

8. A brief swim in water

    synonym:
  • dip
  • ,
  • plunge

9. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

    synonym:
  • dip

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"
    synonym:
  • dunk
  • ,
  • dip
  • ,
  • souse
  • ,
  • plunge
  • ,
  • douse

2. Dip into a liquid while eating

  • "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
    synonym:
  • dunk
  • ,
  • dip

3. Go down momentarily

  • "Prices dipped"
    synonym:
  • dip

4. Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

    synonym:
  • dip

5. Take a small amount from

  • "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"
    synonym:
  • dip

6. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

    synonym:
  • dim
  • ,
  • dip

7. Lower briefly

  • "She dipped her knee"
    synonym:
  • dip

8. Appear to move downward

  • "The sun dipped below the horizon"
  • "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
    synonym:
  • dip
  • ,
  • sink

9. Slope downwards

  • "Our property dips towards the river"
    synonym:
  • dip

10. Dip into a liquid

  • "He dipped into the pool"
    synonym:
  • dip
  • ,
  • douse
  • ,
  • duck

11. Place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

    synonym:
  • dip

12. Immerse in a disinfectant solution

  • "Dip the sheep"
    synonym:
  • dip

13. Plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container

  • "He dipped into his pocket"
    synonym:
  • dip

14. Scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

  • "Dip water out of a container"
    synonym:
  • dip