"dips" in the noun sense
a depression in an otherwise level surface
"there was a dip in the road"
2. dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination
physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
3. pickpocket, cutpurse, dip
a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
a brief immersion
6. drop, dip, fall, free fall
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"
a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
8. dip, plunge
a brief swim in water
a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
"dips" in the verb sense
1. dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse
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"
2. dunk, dip
dip into a liquid while eating
"She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
go down momentarily
stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
take a small amount from
"I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"
6. dim, dip
switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
"She dipped her knee"
8. dip, sink
appear to move downward
"The sun dipped below the horizon"
"The setting sun sank below the tree line"
"Our property dips towards the river"
10. dip, douse, duck
dip into a liquid
"He dipped into the pool"
place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
immerse in a disinfectant solution
"dip the sheep"
plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
"He dipped into his pocket"
scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
"dip water out of a container"
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