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sip

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/ sɪp /
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verb (used with object), sipped, sip·ping.

to drink (a liquid) a little at a time; take small tastes of: He sipped the hot tea noisily.
to drink from a little at a time: The bird sipped the flower.
to take in; absorb: to sip knowledge at its source.

verb (used without object), sipped, sip·ping.

to drink by sips.

noun

an instance of sipping; a small taste of a liquid: One sip told me that the milk was sour.
a small quantity taken by sipping: Take just a sip, not a gulp or a swallow.

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Origin of sip

1350–1400; Middle English sippen (v.), akin to Low German sippen to sip

synonym study for sip

1. See drink.

OTHER WORDS FROM sip

sip·ping·ly, adverbun·sipped, adjective

Definition for sip (2 of 2)

SIP

supplemental income plan.
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British Dictionary definitions for sip

sip
/ (sɪp) /

verb sips, sipping or sipped

to drink (a liquid) by taking small mouthfuls; drink gingerly or delicately

noun

a small quantity of a liquid taken into the mouth and swallowed
an act of sipping

Derived forms of sip

sipper, noun

Word Origin for sip

C14: probably from Low German sippen
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