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dip

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
dipdip1 /dɪp/ ●●○ verb (dipped, dipping)  1 put something in liquid [transitive]PUT to put something into a liquid and lift it out againdip something in/into something He dipped his hand in the water. Dip the strawberries into melted chocolate.see thesaurus at put2 move down [intransitive, transitive]DOWN to move down, or to make something move down, usually for just a short time We watched the sun dip below the horizon. She dipped her head and spoke into the microphone.3 become less [intransitive] if an amount or level dips, it becomes less, usually for just a short time syn fall Profits dipped slightly last year. Temperatures dipped to -10°C last night.4 road/path [countable] if land or a road or path dips, it slopes down and then goes up again5 dip your headlights/lights6 animals [transitive]HBATA to put animals in a chemical that kills insects on their skin skinny-dipping dip into something
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Examples from the Corpus
dipNow dip a large spoon into the soup and take out some broth.Mike Yarwood's career dipped as Heath's and Wilson's did.The murdering sun had dipped below the horizon, and this was the time when she could forage for food.Emily dipped her toes in the water and squealed.This morning he didn't dip his bread and butter into it, munch and gulp, as usual.On leaving, Meredith dipped his hand into a basin of water and traced a cross on her forehead.Betty Crocker DunkAroos are animal cracker cookies meant to be dipped in the accompanying rainbow sprinkles frosting.The trail dipped into the dark rain forest.The flow of money into the 30-stock average dipped sharply in mid-December.Dip stale bread in egg and milk and fry it in butter to make French Toast.The temperature may dip to -10 at some places near Tahoe tonight.dip something in/into somethingDip vegetables into the batter, then fry for 3-4 minutes.dipped ... headThen she snorted and dipped her head.I dipped my head and brought the gun up at the same time without thinking.As she reached the door she dipped her head, as if she had something caught in her eye.And then she dipped her head, closed her eyes, and wept.Morton dipped his head, his face pulled wide, excited.Zahara dipped her head in the water one more time then reached for her towel.He kissed her face, then dipped his head, lifting her hips with his hands.Evelyn came close to Newman, dipped her head sideways.
Related topics: Swimming, Food, dish, Agriculture
dipdip2 ●●○ noun  1 SWIMswim [countable] informalDSS a quick swim Are you coming in for a dip?take/have a dip Let’s take a dip in the lake.2 DECREASEdecrease [countable]LESS a slight decrease in the amount of somethingdip in an unexpected dip in profits3 FOODfood [countable, uncountable]DFF a thick mixture that you can dip food into before you eat it sour cream and onion dip4 IN A SURFACEin a surface [countable]HOLE a place where the surface of something goes down suddenly, then goes up againdip in a dip in the road5 FOR ANIMALSfor animals [countable, uncountable]HBATA a chemical that kills insects on sheep and other animals sheep dip6 PERSONperson [countable]STUPID/NOT INTELLIGENT American English spoken a stupid person7 a dip into something lucky dip
Examples from the Corpus
dipThe sauce also works well as a dip for raw vegetables.There's been a dip in revenue because of the recession.The Thames felt decidedly warmer the second time I went for a dip.The boy fell off his bicycle when he went over a dip in the road too fast.There's a dip in the road at the bottom of the hill.They held the punch bowl at parties, the potato salad, chips and dips.Figure 4-11 shows a geologic map with formations, strikes, and dips indicated.Given the circumstances of a cheese dip, it was cheering.In one dip in the mountains, where the sun has just sunk, there is a red volcanic brilliance.There are terrifying hairpin bends, sharp dips and sudden ascents.I have to set out the dips and Tostitos.Karlin relates the oppressive anti-Semitism his forebears endured in a vague, almost elliptical style with dips into the stream of consciousness.take/have a dipTerry won't be taking a dip in the waterworld either.Whenever the government releases a particularly bad inflation report, the bond market takes a dip.Gutters should be clean and sloping to downpipes and should not have dips.sheep dipThe Fawcetts had a sheep dip and we would take ours there, but the shearing was quite a problem for me.Previous errors have included a sheep dip targeted after it was mistaken for a surface-to-air missile launch site.And he blames sheep dip for his condition.Symptoms of poisoning by the chemical, which is used in sheep dip, include nausea, headaches and muscle spasms.Perhaps an agricultural supplier was giving them away free with every 200 gallons of sheep dip.An old paint tin, a burst packet of sheep dip.That sheep dip is singularly disagreeable to a golden eagle is one reason for its rarity.
DipDip British English  the written abbreviation of diplomaFrom Longman Business Dictionarydipdip1 /dɪp/ verb (dipped, dipping) [intransitive, transitive] FINANCEto become lower, often before increasing againAn oil glut would weaken prices as demand dipped in the spring.Shares in the building and construction group dipped 6p after the company revealed massive losses last year.The group’s annual revenues dipped from $1.36 billion to $1.31 billion.→ See Verb tabledipdip2 noun [countable] FINANCEa decrease in the amount of somethingan unexpected dip in profits
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Verb table
dip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydip
he, she, itdips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydipped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dipped
he, she, ithas dipped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dipped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dipped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dipping
he, she, itis dipping
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you, we, theyare dipping
Past
I, he, she, itwas dipping
you, we, theywere dipping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dipping
he, she, ithas been dipping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dipping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dipping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dipping
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