- put or let something down quickly or briefly in or into (liquid)；take (tobacco) orally.
- a brief swim；a brief immersion in liquid
verb: dip, 3rd person present: dips, gerund or present participle: dipping, past tense: dipped, past participle: dipped
noun: dip, plural noun: dips
- 1. put or let something down quickly or briefly in or into (liquid) he dipped a brush in the paint 同義詞
- ▪ take (tobacco) orally.
- ▪ immerse (sheep) in a chemical solution that kills parasites.
- ▪ make (a candle) by immersing a wick repeatedly in hot wax dipped candles are made using simple equipment
- ▪ informal, dated baptize (someone) by immersion in water.
- 2. put a hand or tool into (a bag or container) in order to take something out Ian dipped into his briefcase and pulled out a photograph
- ▪ spend from or make use of (one's financial resources) you won't have to dip into your savings
- ▪ read only parts of (a publication) or explore (a subject) in a desultory manner a reference work to dip into time and time again
- 3. sink, drop, or slope downward the sun had dipped below the horizon swallows dipped and soared 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a level or amount) become lower or smaller, typically temporarily the president's popularity has dipped audiences dipped below 600,000 for the series 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ lower or move (something) downward the plane dipped its wings 同義詞 反義詞
- 1. a brief swim she went for a dip in a pool 同義詞
- ▪ a brief immersion in liquid a dip in hot water is prescribed to destroy fruit flies 同義詞
- ▪ short for sheep dip
- ▪ a cursory read of a publication or a superficial exploration of a subject a quick dip into this document
- 2. a thick sauce in which pieces of food are dunked before eating tasty garlic dip 同義詞
- 3. a brief downward slope followed by an upward one the road's precipitous dips and turns 同義詞
- ▪ an act of sinking or dropping briefly before rising again a dip in the share price 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. technical the extent to which something is angled downward from the horizontal.
- ▪ the angle made with the horizontal at any point by the earth's magnetic field, or by a magnetic needle in response to this.
- ▪ the angle a stratum makes with the horizontal the cliff profile tends to be dominated by the dip of the beds
- ▪ the apparent depression of the horizon from the line of observation, due to the curvature of the earth.
- 5. US informal powdered or finely cut tobacco that is held in the mouth, typically between the gums and lip, rather than smoked he threw out all of his cans of dip and swore off tobacco
- 6. North American informal a stupid or foolish person.
- 7. informal, dated a pickpocket.
- 8. archaic a candle made by immersing a wick repeatedly in hot wax.