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dip

  

      vb   , dips, dipping, dipped  
1    to plunge or be plunged quickly or briefly into a liquid, esp. to wet or coat  
2    intr   to undergo a slight decline, esp. temporarily  
sales dipped in November     
3    intr   to slope downwards  
the land dips towards the river     
4    intr   to sink or appear to sink quickly  
the sun dipped below the horizon     
5    tr   to switch (car headlights) from the main to the lower beam,   (U.S. and Canadian word)    dim  
6    tr  
a    to immerse (poultry, sheep, etc.) briefly in a liquid chemical to rid them of or prevent infestation by insects, etc.  
b    to immerse (grain, vegetables, or wood) in a preservative liquid  
7    tr   to stain or dye by immersing in a liquid  
8    tr   to baptize (someone) by immersion  
9    tr   to plate or galvanize (a metal, etc.) by immersion in an electrolyte or electrolytic cell  
10    tr   to scoop up a liquid or something from a liquid in the hands or in a container  
11    to lower or be lowered briefly  
she dipped her knee in a curtsy     
12    tr   to make (a candle) by plunging the wick into melted wax  
13    intr   to plunge a container, the hands, etc., into something, esp. to obtain or retrieve an object  
he dipped in his pocket for money     
14    intr; foll by: in or into   to dabble (in); play (at)  
he dipped into black magic     
15    intr   (of an aircraft) to drop suddenly and then regain height  
16    intr   (of a rock stratum or mineral vein) to slope downwards from the horizontal  
17    intr; often foll by: for   (in children's games) to select (a leader etc.) by reciting any of various rhymes  
      n  
18    the act of dipping or state of being dipped  
19    a brief swim in water  
20   
a    any liquid chemical preparation in which poultry, sheep, etc. are dipped  
b    any liquid preservative into which objects, esp. of wood, are dipped  
21    a preparation of dyeing agents into which fabric is immersed  
22    a depression, esp. in a landscape  
23    something taken up by dipping  
24    a container used for dipping; dipper  
25    a momentary sinking down  
26    the angle of slope of rock strata, fault planes, etc., from the horizontal plane  
27      (Also called)    angle of dip, magnetic dip, inclination   the angle between the direction of the earth's magnetic field and the plane of the horizon; the angle that a magnetic needle free to swing in a vertical plane makes with the horizontal  
28    a creamy mixture into which pieces of food are dipped before being eaten  
29      (Surveying)   the angular distance of the horizon below the plane of observation  
30    a candle made by plunging a wick repeatedly into wax  
31    a momentary loss of altitude when flying  
32    (in gymnastics) a chinning exercise on the parallel bars  
33       a slang word for       pickpocket     (See also)        dip into       dip out  
     (Old English dyppan; related to Old High German tupfen to wash, German taufen to baptize; see deep)  


angle of dip  
      n      the full name for       dip       27  
dip.   , Dip.  
      abbrev. for   diploma  
dip-and-scarp  
      adj   (of topography) characterized by alternating steeper scarp slopes and gentler dip slopes  
dip circle  
      n   an instrument for measuring dip, consisting of a dip needle with a vertical circular scale of angles,   (Also called)    inclinometer  
dip fault  
      n     (Geology)   a fault that runs perpendicular to the strike of the affected rocks (i.e. parallel to the plane of the angle of dip of the rocks)  
dip into  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to draw (upon)  
he dipped into his savings     
2    to read (passages) at random or cursorily in (a book, newspaper, etc.)  
dip needle  
      n   a magnetized needle pivoted through its centre of gravity able to rotate freely in a vertical plane, used to determine the inclination of the earth's magnetic field  
   See also       dip circle  
dip out  
      vb   intr, adv     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   often foll by: on   to miss out on or fail to participate in something  
he dipped out in the examination     
dip-slip fault  
      n     (Geology)   a fault on which the movement is along the dip of the fault  
dip switch  
      n   a device for dipping car headlights  
lucky dip  
      n     (Brit)  
1    a barrel or box filled with sawdust and small prizes for which children search  
2    Informal   an undertaking of uncertain outcome  
magnetic dip   , inclination  
      n      another name for       dip       27  
sheep-dip  
      n  
1    any of several liquid disinfectants and insecticides in which sheep are immersed to kill vermin and germs in their fleece  
2    a deep trough containing such a liquid  
skinny-dip  
      vb   , -dips, -dipping, -dipped   intr   to swim in the nude  
  skinny dipping      n  
slippery dip  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   a long slide at a playground or funfair  
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dipl.  
      abbrev. for  
1    diplomat(ic)  
2      (Also)    Dip, dip          diploma  


angle of dip  
      n      the full name for       dip       27  
dip  
      vb   , dips, dipping, dipped  
1    to plunge or be plunged quickly or briefly into a liquid, esp. to wet or coat  
2    intr   to undergo a slight decline, esp. temporarily  
sales dipped in November     
3    intr   to slope downwards  
the land dips towards the river     
4    intr   to sink or appear to sink quickly  
the sun dipped below the horizon     
5    tr   to switch (car headlights) from the main to the lower beam,   (U.S. and Canadian word)    dim  
6    tr  
a    to immerse (poultry, sheep, etc.) briefly in a liquid chemical to rid them of or prevent infestation by insects, etc.  
b    to immerse (grain, vegetables, or wood) in a preservative liquid  
7    tr   to stain or dye by immersing in a liquid  
8    tr   to baptize (someone) by immersion  
9    tr   to plate or galvanize (a metal, etc.) by immersion in an electrolyte or electrolytic cell  
10    tr   to scoop up a liquid or something from a liquid in the hands or in a container  
11    to lower or be lowered briefly  
she dipped her knee in a curtsy     
12    tr   to make (a candle) by plunging the wick into melted wax  
13    intr   to plunge a container, the hands, etc., into something, esp. to obtain or retrieve an object  
he dipped in his pocket for money     
14    intr; foll by: in or into   to dabble (in); play (at)  
he dipped into black magic     
15    intr   (of an aircraft) to drop suddenly and then regain height  
16    intr   (of a rock stratum or mineral vein) to slope downwards from the horizontal  
17    intr; often foll by: for   (in children's games) to select (a leader etc.) by reciting any of various rhymes  
      n  
18    the act of dipping or state of being dipped  
19    a brief swim in water  
20   
a    any liquid chemical preparation in which poultry, sheep, etc. are dipped  
b    any liquid preservative into which objects, esp. of wood, are dipped  
21    a preparation of dyeing agents into which fabric is immersed  
22    a depression, esp. in a landscape  
23    something taken up by dipping  
24    a container used for dipping; dipper  
25    a momentary sinking down  
26    the angle of slope of rock strata, fault planes, etc., from the horizontal plane  
27      (Also called)    angle of dip, magnetic dip, inclination   the angle between the direction of the earth's magnetic field and the plane of the horizon; the angle that a magnetic needle free to swing in a vertical plane makes with the horizontal  
28    a creamy mixture into which pieces of food are dipped before being eaten  
29      (Surveying)   the angular distance of the horizon below the plane of observation  
30    a candle made by plunging a wick repeatedly into wax  
31    a momentary loss of altitude when flying  
32    (in gymnastics) a chinning exercise on the parallel bars  
33       a slang word for       pickpocket     (See also)        dip into       dip out  
     (Old English dyppan; related to Old High German tupfen to wash, German taufen to baptize; see deep)  
dip.   , Dip.  
      abbrev. for   diploma  
dip-and-scarp  
      adj   (of topography) characterized by alternating steeper scarp slopes and gentler dip slopes  
dip circle  
      n   an instrument for measuring dip, consisting of a dip needle with a vertical circular scale of angles,   (Also called)    inclinometer  
dip fault  
      n     (Geology)   a fault that runs perpendicular to the strike of the affected rocks (i.e. parallel to the plane of the angle of dip of the rocks)  
dip into  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to draw (upon)  
he dipped into his savings     
2    to read (passages) at random or cursorily in (a book, newspaper, etc.)  
dip needle  
      n   a magnetized needle pivoted through its centre of gravity able to rotate freely in a vertical plane, used to determine the inclination of the earth's magnetic field  
   See also       dip circle  
dip out  
      vb   intr, adv     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   often foll by: on   to miss out on or fail to participate in something  
he dipped out in the examination     
dip-slip fault  
      n     (Geology)   a fault on which the movement is along the dip of the fault  
dip switch  
      n   a device for dipping car headlights  
lucky dip  
      n     (Brit)  
1    a barrel or box filled with sawdust and small prizes for which children search  
2    Informal   an undertaking of uncertain outcome  
magnetic dip   , inclination  
      n      another name for       dip       27  
sheep-dip  
      n  
1    any of several liquid disinfectants and insecticides in which sheep are immersed to kill vermin and germs in their fleece  
2    a deep trough containing such a liquid  
skinny-dip  
      vb   , -dips, -dipping, -dipped   intr   to swim in the nude  
  skinny dipping      n  
slippery dip  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   a long slide at a playground or funfair  

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dip

  

      vb  
1    bathe, douse, duck, dunk, immerse, plunge, rinse, souse  
2    decline, descend, disappear, droop, drop (down), fade, fall, lower, sag, set, sink, slope, slump, subside, tilt  
3    ladle, scoop, spoon  
4      (with)       in or into   browse, dabble, glance at, peruse, play at, run over, sample, skim, try  
5      (with)       in or into   draw upon, reach into  
      n  
6    douche, drenching, ducking, immersion, plunge, soaking  
7    bathe, dive, plunge, swim  
8    concoction, dilution, infusion, mixture, preparation, solution, suspension  
9    basin, concavity, depression, hole, hollow, incline, slope  
10    decline, drop, fall, lowering, sag, slip, slump  

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