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Definition of dip:

  1. A dipped candle.
  2. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms.
  3. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.
  4. A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.
  5. In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip ( the runnings of the first year), yellow dip ( the runnings of subsequent years).
  6. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
  7. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
  8. To dip snuff.
  9. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
  10. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; - followed by in or into.
  11. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
  12. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
  13. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.
  14. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.
  15. To pierce; to penetrate; - followed by in or into.
  16. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
  17. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
  18. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; - often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.
  19. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.


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