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Definition 1: a brief swim in water - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) the act of swimming

"it was the swimming they enjoyed most" "they took a short swim in the pool"

Definition 2: a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms - [noun denoting act]

(dip is a kind of ...) (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)

Definition 3: a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow - [noun denoting artifact]

(dip is a kind of ...) stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Definition 4: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
  • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
  • a dip in prices
  • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) the amount by which something decreases

(... is a kind of dip ) a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

"market runups are invariably followed by a correction"

(... is a kind of dip ) a decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing

Definition 5: a brief immersion - [noun denoting event]

(dip is a kind of ...) sinking until covered completely with water

Definition 6: tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped - [noun denoting food]

(dip is a kind of ...) a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

"mustard and ketchup are condiments"

(... is a kind of dip ) a dip made of cooked beans

(... is a kind of dip ) a dip made of cheeses

(... is a kind of dip ) a dip made of clams and soft cream cheese

(... is a kind of dip ) a dip made of mashed avocado mixed with chopped onions and other seasonings

Definition 7: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

Definition 8: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

(dip belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 9: a depression in an otherwise level surface - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a dip in the road

(dip is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

Definition 10: stain an object by immersing it in a liquid - [verb of change]

(dip is a kind of ...) color with a liquid dye or tint

"Stain this table a beautiful walnut color" "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"

Definition 11: go down momentarily - [verb of change]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Prices dipped

(dip is a kind of ...) grow smaller

"Interest in the project waned"

Definition 12: dip into a liquid while eating - [verb of consumption]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

Definition 13: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate - [verb of contact]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
  • dip the brush into the paint

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

(... is a kind of dip ) dip into liquid

"sop bread into the sauce"

(... is a kind of dip ) dip into a liquid

"He dipped into the pool"

(... is a kind of dip ) dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid

Definition 14: plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container - [verb of contact]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dipped into his pocket

(dip is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

Definition 15: immerse in a disinfectant solution - [verb of contact]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dip the sheep

(dip is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

Definition 16: scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dip water out of a container

(dip is a kind of ...) take out or up with or as if with a scoop

"scoop the sugar out of the container"

Definition 17: place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax - [verb of creation]

(dip is a kind of ...) make from scratch

Definition 18: dip into a liquid - [verb of motion]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dipped into the pool

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution" "dip the brush into the paint"

Definition 19: appear to move downward - [verb of motion]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun dipped below the horizon
  • The setting sun sank below the tree line

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) go down

"The roof declines here"

(... is a kind of dip ) sink to a lower level or form a depression

"the valleys subside"

Definition 20: slope downwards - [verb of motion]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our property dips towards the river

(dip is a kind of ...) be at an angle

"The terrain sloped down"

Definition 21: lower briefly - [verb of motion]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dipped her knee

(dip is a kind of ...) move something or somebody to a lower position

"take down the vase from the shelf"

Definition 22: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for dip in the sense of this definition

(dip is a kind of ...) increase or decrease in intensity

Definition 23: take a small amount from - [verb of possession]

Samples where dip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present

(dip is a kind of ...) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

"She drew $2,000 from the account" "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"

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