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noun dip pronunciation in American English /dɪp/
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  1. 2
    [countable] a reduction in the amount or level of something
    dip in: The dip in the share price wiped $36.8 million off the value of the company yesterday.
  2. 3
    [countable] a place in a surface that is lower than the surrounding area
    dip in: There’s a dip in the road.
  3. 4
    [countable] informal a quick swim
    go for/take/have a dip: Let’s take a dip in the pool.
  4. 5
    [countable] American offensive a stupid person
  5. 7
    [countable] a short period of reading a book or watching or listening to a program
    The program offers a weekly dip into the station’s extensive archives.


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