verb (used with object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.
verb (used without object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.
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Examples from the Web for dip
Kirkman does dip into metaphor here, as telephones are a symbol of our connection with one another.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, 40 percent of adults will dip below the poverty line at some point in their lives.
Meathead spat another long stream of dip juice into the wedding china.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand|Elliot Ackerman|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the metros closed, she had to dip into her savings to pay for the expensive taxi ride home that morning.
Feel good about using cottage cheese as a dip because it delivers calcium, quality protein and potassium.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics|Jenna A. Bell|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it has boiled hard, dip the artichokes into the batter, (each piece should be twice dipped,) and fry them brown.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
I only came out to give my old doggy a walk and a dip, as I generally do every morning before breakfast.She and I, Volume 1|John Conroy Hutcheson
One had but to step to the stream and dip it up, but it was the waffles that put pretty much everything else out of mind.The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge|Frank Gee Patchin
Wet inside and outside with hot milk, and when they are fairly soaked, dip in beaten eggs and fry them in lard or oil.The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
The dip, however, should be indicated by a number and a degree mark.
verb dips, dipping or dipped
- to immerse (poultry, sheep, etc) briefly in a liquid chemical to rid them of or prevent infestation by insects, etc
- to immerse (grain, vegetables, or wood) in a preservative liquid
- any liquid chemical preparation in which poultry, sheep, etc are dipped
- any liquid preservative into which objects, esp of wood, are dipped
Word Origin for dip
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].