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English

Etymology

Old English dyppan

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dip

Plural
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dip ({{{1}}})
  1. A lower section of a road or geological feature.
    There is a dip in the road ahead.
  2. A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
  3. A dip stick.
  4. A swim. (Usually a short swim to refresh).
    I'm going for a dip before breakfast.
  5. (colloquial, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  6. (chiefly US) A sauce for dipping.
    Hmmm, this onion dip is just scrumptious.
  7. (geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to dip

Third person singular
dip

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to dip (third-person singular simple present dip, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To lower into a liquid.
    Dip your biscuit into your tea.
  2. To lower a light's beam.
    Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.
  3. To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.
    The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.
  4. To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
  5. 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.

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Turkish

Etymology

Common Turkic *tüp

Noun

dip

  1. bottom
  2. ground

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