|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|
|3.||[ verb ] (food) dip into a liquid while eating; as of bread in a soup or sauce|
|4.||[ verb ] go down momentarily|
|5.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places|
|6.||[ verb ] immerse in a disinfectant solution|
"dip the sheep"
|7.||[ verb ] switch a car's headlights from a higher to a lower beam|
|8.||[ noun ] a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow|
|9.||[ verb ] of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax|
|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|
: "He dipped into the pool"
|Related terms:||dunk ducking|
|13.||[ verb ] slope downwards|
"Our property dips towards the river"
|14.||[ noun ] a depression in an otherwise level surface|
"there was a dip in the road"
|15.||[ verb ] lower briefly|
"She dipped her knee"
|16.||[ noun ] a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms|
|17.||[ verb ] appear to move downward|
"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"
|21.||[ noun ] (sport) a brief swim in water|
|Related terms:||swimming dunk|