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  Definition of dip
  1. a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
  2. a brief swim in water
  3. a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
  4. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
  5. a brief immersion
  6. tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
  7. a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
  8. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  9. a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
  10. stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
  11. go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
  12. dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
  13. scoop up by plunging one''s hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"
  14. immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
  15. immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
  16. of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
  17. dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
  18. slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
  19. appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
  20. lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
  21. switch (a car''s headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
Similar Words: plunge, drop, fall, free fall, pickpocket, cutpurse, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination, dunk, souse, douse, duck, sink, dim

 

Hyponyms: correction, voltage drop, bean dip, cheese dip, clam dip, guacamole, sop, douse, duck, dabble, subside

 

Derivational Morphology: dunk, souse, plunge, douse, immerse, duck, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall, drop, slope, incline, pitch, dipper, submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing, plunger, plumber's helper, drenching, soaking, sousing, Dunker, Dunkard, Tunker

 

Anagrams: IDP, PID

 

 
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