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dip

2 noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish, Swimming, Agriculture
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1

swim

[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

decrease

[countable] a slight decrease in the amount of something
dip in
an unexpected dip in profits
3

food

[uncountable and countable]DFF a thick mixture that you can dip food into before you eat it:
sour cream and onion dip
4

in a surface

[countable] a place where the surface of something goes down suddenly, then goes up again
dip in
a dip in the road
5

for animals

[uncountable and countable]HBATA a chemical that kills insects on sheep and other animals:
6

person

[countable] American English spoken a stupid person
7

a dip into something

a quick look at information, a book, magazine etc:
People interested in history would enjoy a dip into this book.

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