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verb British English pronunciation: dip /dɪp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydip
he/she/itdips
present participledipping
past tensedipped
past participledipped
  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 downwards

    Joe dipped his head towards 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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