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Dip meaning

dip - 30 dictionary results

  1. 1. a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
  2. 2. a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. dip into a liquid while eating; " She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
  5. 5. scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; " dip water out of a container"
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. immerse in a disinfectant solution; " dip the sheep"
  8. 8. of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
  9. 9. lower briefly; " She dipped her knee"
  10. 10. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
  11. 11. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
  12. 12. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
  13. 13. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
  14. 14. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
  15. 15. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
  16. 16. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.
  17. 17. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.
  18. 18. To dip snuff.
  19. 19. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
  20. 20. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
  21. 21. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.
  22. 22. A dipped candle.
  23. 23. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms.
  24. 24. A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.
  25. 25. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; - often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.
  26. 26. To pierce; to penetrate; - followed by in or into.
  27. 27. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; - followed by in or into.
  28. 28. Inclination downwards.
  29. 29. To immerse or depress for a moment.
  30. 30. To sink; enter slightly; incline downwards.

dip - examples of usage

  1. This should be prepared fresh from the powder, and it is but little trouble to have a small tin measure of known capacity to dip out the powder, to be added to the water whenever necessary. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The poison may also be absorbed through wounds or through the skin if used as a dip or bath. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. " Dip, captain, dip, my lads; there's enough of this to drown ye in the hold," said I, pointing to the bowl. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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