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Dictionary definition for: Dip

1. (v) 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"

2. (n) a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"

3. (v) dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"

4. (n) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

5. (v) go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"

6. (n) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

7. (v) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

8. (n) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

9. (v) switch (a car''s headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

10. (n) a brief immersion

11. (n) 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"

12. (v) lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"

13. (n) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

14. (v) appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon" "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

15. (n) a brief swim in water

16. (v) slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"

17. (v) dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"

18. (n) a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

19. (v) of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax

20. (v) immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"

21. (v) scoop up by plunging one''s hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"

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