dip

1
[ dip ]
/ dɪp /

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

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

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dip

dip·pa·ble, adjective, nounun·dipped, adjective

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for dip into (1 of 2)

dip into

verb (intr, preposition)

to draw (upon)he dipped into his savings
to read (passages) at random or cursorily in (a book, newspaper, etc)

British Dictionary definitions for dip into (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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Science definitions for dip into

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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Idioms and Phrases with dip into

dip into

1

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]

2

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]

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