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dip

noun

1 dip

A depression in an otherwise level surface.

Roget 308: lowering etc. v.; depression; dip etc. (concavity) 252; abasement; detrusion; reduction.    overthrow, overset, overturn; ... show more

Roget 278: direction, bearing, course, vector; set, drift, tenor; tendency etc. 176; incidence; bending, trending etc. ... show more

Roget 252: concavity, depression, dip; hollow, hollowness; indentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, ... show more



2 dip

physics The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.

synonyms: angle of dip, inclination, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination.

Roget 217: obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness etc. adj.; slopeness; leaning etc. v.; bevel, tilt; bias, ... show more

3 dip

A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places.

synonyms: cutpurse, pickpocket.

Dutch: zakkenroller
Polish: doliniarz

4 dip

Tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped.

Dutch: dompelbad
Polish: dip

5 dip

A brief immersion.

6 dip

A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity:
— A dip in prices.

synonyms: drop, fall, free fall.

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

7 dip

A candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow.

8 dip

A brief swim in water.

synonym: plunge.

Roget 300: insertion, implantation, introduction; insinuation etc. (intervention) 228; planting, etc. v.; injection, inoculation, importation, infusion; ... show more

Roget 310: plunge, dip, dive, header; ducking etc. v.; diver.   

Polish: nurkowanie

9 dip

A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms.

verb

1 dip

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.

synonyms: douse, dunk, plunge, souse.

Roget 278: tend towards, bend towards, point towards; conduct to, go to; point to, point at; bend, trend, verge, incline, dip, determine.    steer for, ... show more

Roget 300: insert; introduce, intromit; put into, run into; import; inject; interject etc. 298; infuse, instill, inoculate, impregnate, ... show more

Roget 998: perform service [ritual actions of clergy], do duty, minister, officiate, baptize, dip, sprinkle; anoint, confirm, lay hands on; give the sacrament, administer the sacrament; ... show more

Roget 337: be watery etc. adj.; reek.    add water, water, wet; moisten etc. 339; dilute, dip, immerse; merge; ... show more

Roget 310: plunge, dip, souse, duck; dive, plump; take a plunge, take a header; make a plunge; bathe etc. (water) 337.    submerge, ... show more

2 dip

Dip into a liquid while eating.

synonym: dunk.

3 dip

Go down momentarily.

4 dip

Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid.

5 dip

Take a small amount from.

6 dip

Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.

synonym: dim.

Dutch: duisteren

7 dip

Lower briefly.

8 dip

Appear to move downward:
— The sun dipped below the horizon.

synonym: sink.

9 dip

Slope downwards.

Dutch: afhellen, aflopen, hellen

10 dip

Dip into a liquid:
— He dipped into the pool.

synonyms: douse, duck.

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

11 dip

Place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax.

12 dip

Immerse in a disinfectant solution.

13 dip

Plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container.

14 dip

Scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface.


Moby thesaurus: acid bath, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, apply paint, armpit, ascend, asperge, attrition, bail, bank, baptism, baptize, basin, bath, bayberry candle, beat the drum, bedaub, bedizen, begild ... show more.

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