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

 dip /ˈdɪp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dip, v. i.
 1. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
    The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out.   --Coleridge.
 2. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.
    Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.   --L'Estrange.
 3. To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.
    When I dipt into the future.   --Tennyson.
 4. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into. Dipped into a multitude of books.”
 5. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.
 6. To dip snuff. [Southern U.S.]

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dip, n.
 1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. “The dip of oars in unison.”
 2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
 4. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon. [Local, U.S.]
 5. A dipped candle. [Colloq.]
 6. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms.
 7.  In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings of subsequent years).
 8.  Aëronautics A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.
 Dip of the horizon Astron., the angular depression of the seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon; the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of the ocean.
 Dip of the needle, or Magnetic dip, the angle formed, in a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle, or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; -- called also inclination.
 Dip of a stratum Geol., its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; -- called also the pitch.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip
           in the road"
      2: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the
         plane of the horizon [syn: angle of dip, magnetic dip,
          magnetic inclination, inclination]
      3: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in
         public places [syn: pickpocket, cutpurse]
      4: tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are
      5: a brief immersion
      6: 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" [syn: drop, fall, free fall]
      7: a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax
         or tallow
      8: a brief swim in water [syn: plunge]
      9: a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body
         is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the
      v 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" [syn: dunk, souse, plunge,
      2: dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of
         bread in the sauce" [syn: dunk]
      3: go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
      4: stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
      5: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
         [syn: dim]
      6: lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"
      7: appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon";
         "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: sink]
      8: slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
      9: dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool" [syn: douse,
      10: of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax
      11: immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"
      12: scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the
          surface; "dip water out of a container"
      [also: dipping, dipped]