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sip

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsipsip1 /sɪp/ ●●○ verb (sipped, sipping) [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 DRINKto drink something slowly, taking very small mouthfuls 🔊 She was sitting at the table sipping her coffee.sip at 🔊 He sipped at his wine with pleasure.► see thesaurus at drink→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sip• We laughed and joked, Ichiro trying the whiskey, me sipping a little sake.• Sue sat at the bar sipping a Martini.• He sips coffee from a Hard Rock Cafe mug.• She smiled and sipped her gin.• Carolyn stood by the table, sipping her new tea and wondering what she could cook.• He smiled and sipped his drink, glancing across at the phone as he refilled his glass.• Tom sipped his martini thoughtfully.• I breezed away into a corner where I could sip my vodka-less tonic and mope.• As we sat and sipped our half-pint shandies I reflected on what a lucky choice of company I had made.• After Charter 77 was launched, even the cafes had too many secret police sipping tea.• She sipped water all the way through the interview.
sipsip2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DRINKa very small amount of a drinksip of 🔊 a sip of water 🔊 She poured more wine and took a sip.
Examples from the Corpus
sip• Fraker nodded, taking a sip of wine.• Can I just try a sip, to see if I like it.• Pamela grinned wickedly and took another sip.• The old man dipped his nose and took a first careful sip.• I make myself a cup of milkless tea, vintage 1974, and take a cautious sip.• He took a large sip of his sherry and refused the soup.• Maybe a little sip of cold water?• Jenny cautiously took a couple of sips of the liquid.• A single sip of bleach is not toxic, but an overdose of Tylenol can kill you.• The unsmiling Gore took a small sip and then set his glass down on the table.took ... sip• Barbara Coleman raised her cup and took a sip.• Miguel took the juice carton from him and took a sip, preparing to let it all out.• To regain her composure, she opened the wine bottle in the kitchen and took a sip.• He pushed the pad aside, took a sip of orange juice, wiped his forehead, and went on typing.• The drinks arrived and Derek took a sip from his as though he tasted martinis for a living.• I took a sip of wine, wondering if there was anything else I might learn from him.• John Coffin came in just as she took a sip.• She took a sip of coffee from the thick earthenware mug.
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Verb table
sip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysip
he, she, itsips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysipped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sipped
he, she, ithas sipped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sipped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sipped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sipping
he, she, itis sipping
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you, we, theyare sipping
Past
I, he, she, itwas sipping
you, we, theywere sipping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sipping
he, she, ithas been sipping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sipping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sipping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sipping
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