sipe

[ sahyp ]
/ saɪp /

verb (used without object), siped, sip·ing. Scot. and North England.

(of liquid) to drip, ooze, or soak through.

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Origin of sipe

before 900; perhaps continuing Old English sīpian; cognate with Dutch zijpen, Middle Low German sīpen. See seep

OTHER WORDS FROM sipe

sip·er, noun
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