Associations to the word «Dip»


DIP, noun. A lower section of a road or geological feature.
DIP, noun. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
DIP, noun. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
DIP, noun. A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
DIP, noun. A dip stick.
DIP, noun. A swim, usually a short swim to refresh.
DIP, noun. (colloquial) (dated) A pickpocket.
DIP, noun. A sauce for dipping.
DIP, noun. (geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line.
DIP, noun. (archaic) A dipped candle.
DIP, noun. (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
DIP, noun. A gymnastic exercise on the 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.
DIP, noun. In the 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.
DIP, noun. (aeronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.
DIP, verb. (transitive) To lower into a liquid.
DIP, verb. (intransitive) To immerse oneself; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
DIP, verb. (intransitive) (of a value or rate) To decrease slightly.
DIP, verb. (transitive) To lower a light's beam.
DIP, verb. (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.
DIP, verb. (transitive) To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.
DIP, verb. (transitive) To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
DIP, verb. 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.
DIP, verb. To immerse for baptism.
DIP, verb. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
DIP, verb. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
DIP, verb. (transitive) To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; often with out.
DIP, verb. (intransitive) To perform the action of plunging a dipper, ladle. etc. into a liquid or soft substance and removing a part.
DIP, verb. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
DIP, verb. (transitive) To perform (a bow or curtsey) by inclining the body.
DIP, verb. (intransitive) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon.
DIP, verb. (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)
DIP, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) To leave.
DIP, noun. A foolish person.
DIP, noun. (electronics) Acronym of w:Dual in-line package.
DIP, noun. (programming) Acronym of dependency inversion principle.
DIP A TOE INTO, verb. (idiomatic) (figuratively) To enter or get involved in tentatively and for the first time.
DIP INTO, verb. (transitive) Used other than as an idiom: see dip into.
DIP INTO, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To spend some of one's savings
DIP INTO, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To read parts of something.
DIP ME IN HONEY AND THROW ME TO THE LESBIANS, interjection. (colloquial) Expression of surprise at something incredible.
DIP NET, noun. Synonym of hand net.
DIP NETS, noun. Plural of dip net
DIP ONE'S TOE IN THE WATER, verb. Alternative term for test the waters
DIP OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To leave a place without telling anyone.
DIP SECTOR, noun. An instrument used for measuring the dip of the horizon.
DIP SECTORS, noun. Plural of dip sector
DIP STITCH, noun. (knitting) A stitch made by knitting into a stitch (or even the space between stitches) of an earlier row.
DIP STITCHES, noun. Plural of dip stitch

Dictionary definition

DIP, noun. A depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road".
DIP, noun. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
DIP, noun. A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places.
DIP, noun. Tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped.
DIP, noun. A brief immersion.
DIP, noun. A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "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".
DIP, noun. A candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow.
DIP, noun. A brief swim in water.
DIP, noun. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms.
DIP, verb. 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".
DIP, verb. Dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce".
DIP, verb. Go down momentarily; "Prices dipped".
DIP, verb. Stain an object by immersing it in a liquid.
DIP, verb. Take a small amount from; "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present".
DIP, verb. Switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam.
DIP, verb. Lower briefly; "She dipped her knee".
DIP, verb. Appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line".
DIP, verb. Slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river".
DIP, verb. Dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool".
DIP, verb. Place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax.
DIP, verb. Immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep".
DIP, verb. Plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container; "He dipped into his pocket".
DIP, verb. Scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle