English version

dip into something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdip into something phrasal verb1 READto read short parts of a book, magazine etc, but not the whole thing It’s the kind of book you can dip into now and again.2 SPEND MONEYto use some of an amount of money that you have Medical bills forced her to dip into her savings. Parents are being asked to dip into their pockets for new school books (=use their own money to pay for them).3 PUTto put your hand into a bag or box in order to take out one of the things inside On her lap was a bag of candy which she kept dipping into. dip→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dip into Will artists from different member states therefore be able to dip into foreign national funds again and again?There are many good ideas which teachers can dip into in any order they choose.The center already has dipped into its reserves and anticipates borrowing heavily from the city.After being grafted, the joints are dipped into paraffin wax for protection.Dust onions with remaining 1 cup flour and then dip into the batter to coat thoroughly.Clinton has dipped into the conflict repeatedly since it erupted more than two years ago.Spoon the dip into the pineapple shells and arrange them top to toe on a large serving plate.This may be the trade-in price of your existing car which means you won't have to dip into your savings.dip into ... pocketsIn fact she almost expected them to accuse her of causing the conscience-prodding dip into their pockets.They merely induce wealthy collectors to dip into their pockets.Many investors do not mind this as it means they do not have to dip into their pockets to get the advice.Now we have to dip into our empty pockets where there is nothing.
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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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