You know when you dip your toe in the water and then decide not to go in after all?
As remotes around the country thumped along with bibles, ‘Duck Dynasty’ ratings were set to dip.
Spread it on burgers for an added layer of flavor, or dip your fries in it for a European-style treat.
Kirkman does dip into metaphor here, as telephones are a symbol of our connection with one another.
Daniel Gross on why the dip will look even better in hindsight.
dip the slices first into the egg, then into the pan of bread-crumbs.
dip the celery in flour and in the paste for frying (No. 58) and fry in fat or oil.
We dip our pitchers in these fountains to come away overspilling with satisfaction.
Or else dip in flour and then in beaten egg, wrap in bread crumbs and fry.
But during the race there was a critical moment as the horses entered the dip and his jockey was seen to move in the saddle.
Old English dyppan "immerse, baptize by immersion," from Proto-Germanic *duppjan (cf. Old Norse deypa "to dip," Danish døbe "to baptize," Old Frisian depa, Dutch dopen, German taufen, Gothic daupjan "to baptize"), related to Old English diepan "immerse, dip," and perhaps ultimately to deep. As a noun, from 1590s. Sense of "downward slope" is 1708. Meaning "sweet sauce for pudding, etc." first recorded 1825.
"stupid person, eccentric person," 1920s slang, perhaps a back-formation from dippy. "Dipshit is an emphatic form of dip (2); dipstick may be a euphemism or may reflect putative dipstick 'penis' " [DAS].
A pickpocket: Since he seemed to remind me of a dip I'd helped bust years before (1850+ Underworld)
: Frankie dipped two men on the 37 bus
[fr dipping one's hand into a pocket]
To chew tobacco or take snuff (1848+)