dip

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[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

verb (used with object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.

verb (used without object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.

noun

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Idioms for dip

    at the dip, Nautical. not fully raised; halfway up the halyard: an answering pennant flown at the dip.Compare close(def 75b).

Origin of dip

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before 1000; Middle English dippen (v.), Old English dyppan; akin to German taufen to baptize, and to deep

SYNONYMS FOR dip

1 duck.
2 scoop.
9 dive.

synonym study for dip

1. Dip, immerse, plunge refer to putting something into liquid. To dip is to put down into a liquid quickly or partially and lift out again: to dip a finger into water to test the temperature. Immerse denotes a lowering into a liquid until covered by it: to immerse meat in salt water. Plunge adds a suggestion of force or suddenness to the action of dipping: to plunge a chicken into boiling water before stripping off the feathers.

OTHER WORDS FROM dip

dip·pa·ble, adjective, nounun·dipped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for angle of dip (1 of 2)

angle of dip

noun

the full name for dip (def. 27)

British Dictionary definitions for angle of dip (2 of 2)

dip
/ (dɪp) /

verb dips, dipping or dipped

noun

See also dip into, dip out

Word Origin for dip

Old English dyppan; related to Old High German tupfen to wash, German taufen to baptize; see deep
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Scientific definitions for angle of dip

dip
[ dĭp ]

The downward inclination of a rock stratum or vein in reference to the plane of the horizon.
See magnetic inclination.
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