dip1 [ dıp ] verb **
1. ) transitive to lower something into a liquid for a moment before taking it back out again:
dip in/into: She dipped her handkerchief in the water and gently began to wipe the dirt from his face.
a ) transitive to put an animal in a bath filled with a chemical that kills insects on its skin
2. ) intransitive or transitive to move or move something downward:
Joe dipped his head toward her for a quick kiss.
The bright sun dipped low over the city.
The road dipped and we picked up speed.
3. ) intransitive to become less:
Public support for the project has dipped sharply.
Our profits dipped 30%.
`dip into phrasal verb transitive
1. ) dip into something to take some money from an amount you have saved, especially when you should not:
You'd better stop dipping into your savings.
2. ) dip into something to read, watch, or listen to small amounts of something such as a piece of writing or a program
3. ) dip into something, dip something into something to put your hand into a container in order to get something:
Dipping his hand into his pocket, he produced the letter I'd sent him.
dip into your pocket
to use your own money to pay for something, especially when it is not your responsibility to pay for it
dip a/your toe into something
to try something new in a very careful way because you are not confident about it
dip 2 [ dıp ] noun *
▸ 1 sauce for food
▸ 2 slight reduction
▸ 3 where surface is lower
▸ 4 quick swim
▸ 5 stupid person
▸ 6 for animals
▸ 7 quick look at something
1. ) count or uncount a thick cold sauce for dipping pieces of food into before eating them
2. ) count a reduction in the amount or level of something:
dip in: The dip in the share price wiped $36.8 million off the value of the company yesterday.
take a dip: The President's popularity took a dip before the election.
3. ) count a place in a surface that is lower than the surrounding area:
dip in: There's a dip in the road.
4. ) count INFORMAL a quick swim:
go for/take/have a dip: Let's take a dip in the pool to cool off.
5. ) count AMERICAN OFFENSIVE a stupid person
6. ) count or uncount a liquid chemical used for killing insects on an animal's skin
7. ) count a short period of reading a book or watching or listening to a program:
The program offers a weekly dip into the station's extensive archives.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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