verb (used with object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.
verb (used without object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.
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Idioms for dip
Origin of dip1
synonym study for dip
OTHER WORDS FROM dipdip·pa·ble, adjective, nounun·dipped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dip into (1 of 2)
verb (intr, preposition)
British Dictionary definitions for dip into (2 of 2)
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
Scientific definitions for dip into
Idioms and Phrases with dip into
Investigate superficially, as in He began to dip into Chaucer, or She's just dipping into psychology. This expression alludes to plunging briefly into a liquid. [Late 1600s]
Withdraw something in small amounts, usually money, as in I'll have to dip into my savings. This usage employs dip into in the sense of plunging one's hand or a ladle into a pot, water, or the like for the purpose of taking something out. [Early 1800s]