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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dip v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dipped or Dipt (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.]
 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
    The priest shall dip his finger in the blood.   --Lev. iv. 6.
    [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep.   --Pope.
    While the prime swallow dips his wing.   --Tennyson.
 2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
 3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic]
 A cold shuddering dew
 Dips me all o'er.   --Milton.
 4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
    He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.   --Dryden.
 5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.
 6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]
    Live on the use and never dip thy lands.   --Dryden.
 Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow.
 To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.]
 To dip the colors Naut., to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.