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OTHER WORDS FROM dipdip·pa·ble, adjective, nounun·dipped, adjective
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What is a basic definition of dip?
Dip means to plunge something quickly in a liquid or to sink or go downward. A dip is a creamy mixture that chips or other foods are scooped into. Dip has many other senses as a verb and a noun.
When something is dipped into a liquid, it is usually only submerged for a short time to soak up some liquid.
- Real-life examples: Candy or scoops of ice cream may be dipped in chocolate or caramel. A paint brush is dipped in paint. A thermometer might be dipped in a pool to measure temperature.
- Used in a sentence: I dipped my foot in the pool to see how cold it was.
Dip can also mean to descend or go down, especially temporarily.
- Real-life examples: Temperatures dip when it becomes cold. Prices tend to dip during the holidays. A company’s stock value may dip.
- Used in a sentence: Oil prices dipped after the announcement of a new line of electric cars.
Dips are creamy mixes that foods are dipped into. In this sense, another noun is often used as a modifier to specify what the main ingredients of the dip are, as in a cheese dip or a buffalo chicken dip. Grocery stores sell popular dips, but many dips are homemade.
- Used in a sentence: I know how to make a pretty good spinach dip.
Where does dip come from?
The first records of dip come from before the year 1000. It ultimately comes from the Old English dyppan, meaning “to baptize.”
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What are some other forms related to dip?
- dipper (noun)
- dippable (adjective)
- undipped (adjective)
What are some synonyms for dip?
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How is dip used in real life?
Dip is a common word that most often means to briefly put something in liquid or to go down.
The waitress brought me ranch AND BBQ sauce to dip my chicken tenders in and now I know what love feels like.
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) December 27, 2014
If this ends 2-1 Fernandes will have scored United's winners in all three Premier League games this season. His performance level has dipped but he does not lack bottle. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 7, 2020
Ordered an extra cheese dip for our breadsticks and pizza tonight and they accidentally gave us 2 extra orders of breadsticks. I let them know and they let us keep them. I call that a win!
— Hunter Petroviak (@Hunter_TVNews) January 16, 2021
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True or False?
When you dip something in a liquid, you let it soak for a long time.
How to use dip in a sentence
Like many of us who just want to go for a dip on a hot afternoon, he created the idea when looking to cool off on a hot summer day.No Plans This Weekend? No Problem! This App Lets You Rent Other People’s Pools|Charli Penn|September 4, 2020|Essence.com
The dip follows thirteen quarters of positive but low growth rates.Africa’s largest economy has suffered its worst contraction in over a decade|Yomi Kazeem|August 24, 2020|Quartz
The dip in his usage rate has also tracked with James’ scoring and effective field-goal percentage.What Can LeBron’s Previous Top-Seeded Teams Tell Us About This One?|Andres Waters|August 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The S&P 500, a benchmark that tracks 500 large US-listed stocks, is back to its January levels after a big dip around the time that Covid-19 first hit the US.Why Big Tech is riding high while the US stock market tanks|Dan Kopf|July 24, 2020|Quartz
At each cycle the deposited CNTs are fixed in place, and the next dip has the same rapid deposition rate as a freshly-soaked wafer.Carbon Nanotube Transistors May Soon Give Waning Moore’s Law a Boost|Edd Gent|June 1, 2020|Singularity Hub
These brave souls took an icy dip in the ocean to ring in 2015 and raise money for charity.Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists|James Joiner|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
It was a slight dip in the demo or a slight dip in the total audience.
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
Thank you for nothing, Reginald; however, I shall certainly take a dip in the lucky-bag at the Castle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
I'll take a dip myself, just to be companionable, and tomorrow morning we can get back to any size you like.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Night, high on her spangled throne, watches the sun dip down behind the Libyan sands.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The dip of the south end of the needle at Goulburn Island was 27 degrees 32 1/2 minutes.
In eating bread with meat, never dip it into the gravy on your plate, and then bite the end off.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for dip (1 of 2)
- 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