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.
to drink by sips.
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.
- sip·ping·ly, adverb
- un·sipped, adjective
Other definitions for SIP (2 of 2)
supplemental income plan.
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How to use sip in a sentence
I mistook my vodka tonic for a glass of water and leaned toward my toddler grandson to give him a sip.Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own | Connie Schultz | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
From that first sip of hot coffee in the morning to staying hydrated on the trail to cold beers at happy hour, Hydro Flask has every sip, gulp, and slurp covered.
This results in desert ecosystems full of unique creatures — some of which can go their whole lives without ever taking a sip of water.
Shortly after Jesse Walsh marries Samantha, the love of his life, he toasts his new bride and takes a sip of whiskey, dropping dead.3D escape rooms, 1980’s-themed murder mysteries: Companies invest in virtual retreats | Lucinda Southern | October 12, 2020 | Digiday
He whipped out his phone and mimicked what he saw another skateboarding TikTok’er do, smoothly taking a sip from a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice before lip-synching along with singer Stevie Nick’s legendary 1997 breakup song, “Dreams.”
I thanked him, sat down on the sofa, and sipped it through the straw.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He clumsily sipped from the dainty straw of a blasphemously non-bourbon beverage and smiled broadly as he talked to fellow bros.
The guests sipped $400,000 worth of Perrier-Jouet champagne and feasted on the sight of $2 million worth of floral arrangements.Which of Kim Kardashian’s Weddings Was More Ridiculous? | Kevin Fallon | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They danced to music pounding from the crackling speakers, sipped beers and then parted.
But he sipped the second one, pushing aviator shades onto his head.
She sipped her wine, then set down the glass and leaned her elbow on the table, taking her chin in her fine white hand.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
She tasted a bite, and she read a word or two, and she sipped the amber wine and wiggled her toes in the silk stockings.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Colonel Adams sipped his Perrier quietly, and his brown, lean face became unusually meditative.A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
I treasured up the water which had been left with me and sipped it now and then; but by nightfall again I was in torment.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
When the tray was ejected, he sipped his drink appreciatively and looked across the rim of the glass at the other man.Security | Poul William Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for sip
to drink (a liquid) by taking small mouthfuls; drink gingerly or delicately
a small quantity of a liquid taken into the mouth and swallowed
an act of sipping
- sipper, noun
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