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Definition of "dip" []

  • To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate. (verb-transitive)
  • To color or dye by immersing: dip Easter eggs. (verb-transitive)
  • To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution. (verb-transitive)
  • To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow. (verb-transitive)
  • To galvanize or plate (metal) by immersion. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dip" in a sentence
  • "Thank you very much; "and the water went on saying" _Gather gather, all right, dip dip_. ""
  • "Brzezinski actually made a similar slip of her own earlier this year, fumbling with the word "dip.""
  • "O'Byrne says that an increase in risk appetite once a debt deal is done in the U.S. might weigh on prices but that this would be a short term dip."