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English noun: dip

1. dip (shape) a depression in an otherwise level surface


SamplesThere was a dip in the road.


Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint

2. dip (shape) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon


Synonymsangle of dip, inclination, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination


Broader (hypernym)angle


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. dip (person) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places


Synonymscutpurse, pickpocket


Broader (hypernym)stealer, thief

4. dip (food) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped


Broader (hypernym)condiment


Narrower (hyponym)bean dip, cheese dip, clam dip, guacamole

5. dip (event) a brief immersion


Broader (hypernym)immersion, submergence, submerging, submersion

6. dip (attribute) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsdrop, fall, free fall


Broader (hypernym)decrease, decrement


Narrower (hyponym)correction, voltage drop

7. dip (artifact) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow


Broader (hypernym)candle, taper, wax light

8. dip (act) a brief swim in water


Synonymsplunge


Broader (hypernym)swim, swimming

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


Broader (hypernym)gymnastic exercise


English verb: dip

1. dip (contact) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate


SamplesDip the garment into the cleaning solution.
Dip the brush into the paint.


Synonymsdouse, dunk, plunge, souse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge


Narrower (hyponym)dabble, dip, douse, duck, sop

2. dip (consumption) dip into a liquid while eating


SamplesShe dunked the piece of bread in the sauce.


Synonymsdunk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)eat

3. dip (change) go down momentarily


SamplesPrices dipped.


ExamplesThe stock market is going to dip


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, go down, wane

4. dip (change) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stain

5. dip (possession) take a small amount from


SamplesI had to dip into my savings to buy him this present.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)draw, draw off, take out, withdraw

6. dip (perception) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam


Synonymsdim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change intensity

7. dip (motion) lower briefly


SamplesShe dipped her knee.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down

8. dip (motion) appear to move downward


SamplesThe sun dipped below the horizon.
The setting sun sank below the tree line.


ExamplesThe moon will soon dip


Synonymssink


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)decline


Narrower (hyponym)subside

9. dip (motion) slope downwards


SamplesOur property dips towards the river.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)incline, pitch, slope

10. dip (motion) dip into a liquid


SamplesHe dipped into the pool.


Synonymsdouse, duck


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)dip, douse, dunk, plunge, souse

11. dip (creation) place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff

12. dip (contact) immerse in a disinfectant solution


SamplesDip the sheep.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge

13. dip (contact) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container


SamplesHe dipped into his pocket.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge

14. dip (contact) scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface


SamplesDip water out of a container.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lift out, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, take up









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