Definition of DIPPING

verb : DIPPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce" ;

  • 3. (

    ) go down momentarily; "Prices dipped" ;

  • 4. (

    ) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid ;

  • 5. (

    ) take a small amount from; "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present" ;

  • 6. (

    ) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam ;

  • 7. (

    ) lower briefly; "She dipped her knee" ;

  • 8. (

    ) appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" ;

  • 9. (

    ) slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river" ;

  • 11. (

    ) place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax ;

  • 12. (

    ) immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep" ;

  • 13. (

    ) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container; "He dipped into his pocket" ;

  • 14. (

    ) scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container" ;


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