dip

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dĭp, IPA(key): /dɪp/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dippen, from Old English dyppan, from Proto-Germanic *dupjaną; see *daupijaną (to dip). Related to deep.

Noun[edit]

dip (countable and uncountable, plural dips)

  1. A lower section of a road or geological feature.
    There is a dip in the road ahead.
    • 1941 October, “Notes and News: A Highland Runaway”, in Railway Magazine, page 469:
      They were all doomed to be disappointed, however, for the errant engine decided at Stanley junction to spend the remainder of its crowded hour of freedom on the Aberdeen line, and finally came to rest, short of breath, in the dip between Ballathie and Cargill, near the bridge over the Tay.
    • 1960 March, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, pages 177-178:
      After a signal check at Darley Dale, on the third run, the Pacific mounted the long 1 in 100 at a steady 53-54 m.p.h. and attained a brief 60 m.p.h. in the short dip before Monsal Dale.
  2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
  3. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
    • a. 1786, [Richard Glover], “Book the Seventh”, in [Mrs. Halsey], editor, The Athenaid, a Poem, [], volume I, London: [] T[homas] Cadell, [], published 1787, OCLC 228751730, lines 293–296, page 184:
      With his precious charge / Embark'd, Sinicus gently ſteers along; / The dip of oars in uniſon awake / Without alarming ſilence; []
  4. A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
  5. A dip stick.
  6. A swim, usually a short swim to refresh.
    I’m going for a dip before breakfast.
  7. (colloquial, dated) A pickpocket.
    • 1906, Fred L. Boalt, "The Snitcher", McClure's Magazine v.26, p.633
      The Moocher was a "dip" in a dilettante sort of way, and his particular graft was boarding street-cars with his papers and grabbing women's pocket-books.
  8. A sauce for dipping.
    This onion dip is just scrumptious.
  9. (geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line.
  10. (archaic) A dipped candle.
    • 1837, Frederick Marryat, Snarleyyow, or the Dog Fiend:
      by the feeble light of the dip, he beheld the pale, haggard face of Smallbones
  11. (dance) A move in many different styles of partner dances, often performed at the end of a dance, in which the follower leans far to the side and is supported by the leader.
  12. (bodybuilding) A gymnastic or bodybuilding exercise on parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms.
  13. (turpentine industry) The viscid exudation that is dipped out from incisions in the trees. Virgin dip is the runnings of the first year, yellow dip the runnings of subsequent years.
  14. (aeronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.
  15. (uncountable) The moist form of snuff tobacco.
  16. (birdwatching, colloquial) The act of missing out on seeing a sought after bird.
    • 2005, Sean Dooley, The Big Twitch, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, page 124:
      I'd missed them by a couple of hours. This dip did not bode well for the Hudwit.
  17. (UK, dialect, uncountable, Birmingham) Fried bread.
    • 2020 May 29, Bocca della Verita (@BocaVerite), Twitter[1]:
      My Dad, God bless him, rarely cooked anything, but if he ever did he would make himself an egg banjo! Fried bread? Or ‘dip’?
  18. (finance, informal) A financial asset in decline, seen as an investment opportunity.
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Verb[edit]

dip (third-person singular simple present dips, present participle dipping, simple past and past participle dipped)

A churro dipped in chocolate
  1. (transitive) To lower into a liquid.
    Dip your biscuit into your tea.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, chapter 21, in Dracula, New York, N.Y.: Modern Library, OCLC 688657546:
      He dipped the end of a towel in cold water and with it began to flick him on the face, his wife all the while holding her face between her hands and sobbing in a way that was heart breaking to hear.
  2. (intransitive) To immerse oneself; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
  3. (intransitive) (of a value or rate) To decrease slightly.
  4. (transitive) To lower a light's beam.
    Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.
  5. (transitive) To lower (a flag), particularly a national ensign, to a partially hoisted position in order to render or to return a salute. While lowered, the flag is said to be “at the dip.” A flag being carried on a staff may be dipped by leaning it forward at an approximate angle of 45 degrees.
    The sailor rushed to the flag hoist to dip the flag in return.
  6. (transitive) To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.
    The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.
  7. (transitive) To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
  8. To consume snuff by placing a pinch behind the lip or under the tongue so that the active chemical constituents of the snuff may be absorbed into the system for their narcotic effect.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  9. (transitive) To immerse for baptism.
    • Thomas Fuller, The Appeal of Iniured Innocence, new dipt Sectaries:
    • c. 1722, Charles Wheatly, A rational illustration of the Book of Common Prayer
      [] during the reigns of King James and King Charles I, there were but very few children dipped in the font.
  10. (transitive) To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
  11. (intransitive) To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
  12. (transitive) To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; often with out.
    to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water
  13. (intransitive) To perform the action of plunging a dipper, ladle. etc. into a liquid or soft substance and removing a part.
  14. (transitive) To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
  15. (transitive) To perform (a bow or curtsey) by inclining the body.
  16. (intransitive) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon.
    Strata of rock dip.
    • 2021 June 16, Dr David Turner, “The latest face of Gasworks Tunnel”, in RAIL, number 933, page 34, photo caption:
      The tunnel dips approximately 15 metres below Regents Canal and has a rising gradient at its northern end of 1-in-107.
  17. (transitive, dance) To perform a dip dance move (often phrased with the leader as the subject noun and the follower as the subject noun being dipped)
  18. To lower the body by bending the knees while keeping the body in an upright position, as in movement to the rhythm of music.
  19. (intransitive, colloquial) To leave.
    He dipped out of the room so fast.
  20. (birdwatching, colloquial) To miss out on seeing a sought after bird.
    • 2005, Sean Dooley, The Big Twitch, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, page 124:
      I assured him that I'd been birding long enough to know that there were no guarantees with birds and I wouldn't have held it against him if I'd dipped.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from dippy.

Noun[edit]

dip (plural dips)

  1. (informal) A foolish person.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

dip (plural dips)

  1. (computer graphics) Initialism of device-independent pixel.

Etymology 4[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

dip (plural dips)

  1. (informal) A diplomat.
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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English dip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dip m (plural dippen, diminutive dipje n)

  1. A dip (sauce for dipping).
    Synonym: dipsaus

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Noun[edit]

dip m (plural dips, diminutive dipje n)

  1. (colloquial) A minor depression, a short-lived sadness.
  2. A minor economic setback, no worse than a short, minor recession.

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English dip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dip m inan

  1. dip (sauce for dipping)

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Further reading[edit]

  • dip in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • dip in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dip m (plural dips)

  1. dip (sauce for dipping)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish دیب(dib), from Proto-Turkic *tǖp (bottom; root).

Noun[edit]

dip (definite accusative dibi, plural dipler)

  1. bottom
  2. ground

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative dip
Definite accusative dibi
Singular Plural
Nominative dip dipler
Definite accusative dibi dipleri
Dative dibe diplere
Locative dipte diplerde
Ablative dipten diplerden
Genitive dibin diplerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular dibim diplerim
2nd singular dibin diplerin
3rd singular dibi dipleri
1st plural dibimiz diplerimiz
2nd plural dibiniz dipleriniz
3rd plural dipleri dipleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular dibimi diplerimi
2nd singular dibini diplerini
3rd singular dibini diplerini
1st plural dibimizi diplerimizi
2nd plural dibinizi diplerinizi
3rd plural diplerini diplerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular dibime diplerime
2nd singular dibine diplerine
3rd singular dibine diplerine
1st plural dibimize diplerimize
2nd plural dibinize diplerinize
3rd plural diplerine diplerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular dibimde diplerimde
2nd singular dibinde diplerinde
3rd singular dibinde diplerinde
1st plural dibimizde diplerimizde
2nd plural dibinizde diplerinizde
3rd plural diplerinde diplerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular dibimden diplerimden
2nd singular dibinden diplerinden
3rd singular dibinden diplerinden
1st plural dibimizden diplerimizden
2nd plural dibinizden diplerinizden
3rd plural diplerinden diplerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular dibimin diplerimin
2nd singular dibinin diplerinin
3rd singular dibinin diplerinin
1st plural dibimizin diplerimizin
2nd plural dibinizin diplerinizin
3rd plural diplerinin diplerinin

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