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Definition of Dip


  1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
  2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
  3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
  4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
  5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.
  6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
  7. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
  8. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.
  9. To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.
  10. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into.
  11. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.
  12. To dip snuff.
  13. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
  14. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
  15. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.
  16. A dipped candle.
  17. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms.
  18. In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings of subsequent years).
  19. A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.

Dip Quotations

Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side, not the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.
Bob Marley

Emotional roller coasters tend to emphasize the lows, tend to be more affected by the low, by the dip in an emotional roller coaster than when you are at the peak.
Rush Limbaugh

Never dip lower than you can dip.
Gary Busey

A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

For me, acting was always a way to explore emotions - to dip into the well and really try to reach rock bottom down there. That was the most exciting part of it. I hadn't found anything that really allowed me to do that until I came upon acting.
Jessica Lange
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Dip Translations

dip in Dutch is indompelen, indopen, soppen
dip in French is immersion
dip in German is Beschichtung, eintauchen, Dip, eintauchen, Tunke
dip in Italian is salsa
dip in Norwegian is dyppe, dukkert, dukke
dip in Portuguese is mergulho
dip in Spanish is zambullida
dip in Swedish is doppa
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