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dip

dip

 
 
pronunciation:
dIp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dipped, dipping, dips
definition 1: to immerse partially or temporarily in or as if in a liquid; dunk.
She dipped the doughnut in her coffee.He dipped his hand into the bath water.
synonyms:
dunk
similar words:
dabble, douse, drench, duck, immerse, sink, soak, submerge
definition 2: to take up by scooping or ladling, as from a liquid.
He dipped some gravy out of the pot.
synonyms:
ladle, scoop
similar words:
lade, spoon, swoop
definition 3: to immerse (an animal) in a solution to kill parasites or germs.
similar words:
bathe, shampoo
definition 4: to lower quickly and momentarily.
He dipped his head just as the ball flew by.
synonyms:
duck
similar words:
bend, lower
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to drop or plunge briefly into or as if into a liquid.
The duck dipped into the water.
synonyms:
dunk
similar words:
douse, submerge
definition 2: to slope downward or appear to sink.
The road dips sharply after it goes around that bend, so be careful.The sun dipped below the horizon.
synonyms:
drop, sink
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
decline, descend, lower, sag, set, slant, slope
definition 3: to decrease slightly, as prices or income.
synonyms:
decrease, diminish, drop
antonyms:
increase, rise
similar words:
decline, lower
definition 4: to engage briefly or to a small extent in studying; dabble; browse.
Recently she's been dipping into history.
synonyms:
dabble
similar words:
browse
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of dipping.
synonyms:
dunking
similar words:
decreasing, diminishing, dropping, ducking, immersing, scooping, sinking
definition 2: something that is dipped or taken up by dipping.
a dip of sherbet
synonyms:
scoop, scoopful
similar words:
ladle, spoon, spoonful
definition 3: a liquid or soft substance into which something is dipped, esp. a sauce or creamy mixture for dipping small pieces of food.
similar words:
fondue, relish, sauce
definition 4: a brief swim.
Let's take a dip in the lake.
synonyms:
swim
definition 5: a temporary or moderate decrease.
a dip in stock prices
synonyms:
decline, decrease, drop
antonyms:
swell
similar words:
diminution, fall, reduction
definition 6: a downward slope or extension, as in a road.
synonyms:
slope
antonyms:
swell
similar words:
decline, declivity, droop, gradient
definition 7: a quick downward movement.
similar words:
dive, duck, plunge, swoop
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