1. [ verb ] immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
Synonyms: dunk douse plunge souse

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution" "dip the brush into the paint"

Related terms: immerse dabble sop dipper ducking drenching
2. [ verb ] (color) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
Related terms: stain
3. [ verb ] (food) dip into a liquid while eating; as of bread in a soup or sauce
Synonyms: dunk
Related terms: eat
4. [ verb ] go down momentarily

"Prices dipped"

Related terms: decline
5. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
Synonyms: cutpurse pickpocket
Related terms: thief
6. [ verb ] immerse in a disinfectant solution

"dip the sheep"

Related terms: immerse
7. [ verb ] switch a car's headlights from a higher to a lower beam
Synonyms: dim
Related terms: change_intensity
8. [ noun ] a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
Related terms: candle
9. [ verb ] of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
Related terms: create_from_raw_material
10. [ noun ] (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
Synonyms: magnetic_dip magnetic_inclination inclination angle_of_dip
Related terms: angle physics
11. [ noun ] a brief immersion
Related terms: submergence dunk
12. [ verb ] dip into a liquid
Synonyms: duck douse

: "He dipped into the pool"

Related terms: dunk ducking
13. [ verb ] slope downwards

"Our property dips towards the river"

Related terms: slope
14. [ noun ] a depression in an otherwise level surface

"there was a dip in the road"

Related terms: depression
15. [ verb ] lower briefly

"She dipped her knee"

Related terms: lower
16. [ noun ] a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
Related terms: gymnastic_exercise
17. [ verb ] appear to move downward
Synonyms: sink

"The sun dipped below the horizon" "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

Related terms: decline subside
18. [ noun ] a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
Synonyms: drop free_fall fall

"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"

Related terms: decrease voltage_drop correction decrease
19. [ noun ] (food) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
Related terms: condiment cheese_dip bean_dip guacamole clam_dip dunk
20. [ verb ] scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface

"dip water out of a container"

Related terms: scoop
21. [ noun ] (sport) a brief swim in water
Synonyms: plunge
Related terms: swimming dunk
Similar spelling:   Diep