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verb dip pronunciation in American English /dɪp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledipping
past tensedipped
past participledipped
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to lower something into a liquid for a moment before taking it back out again
    dip something in/into something: She dipped her handkerchief in the water and gently began to wipe the dirt from his face.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to move, or to move something downward
    Joe dipped his head toward her for a quick kiss.
    The bright sun dipped low over the city.
    The road dipped and we picked up speed.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to become less
    Public support for the project has dipped sharply.
    Our profits dipped 30%.

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