a depression in an otherwise level surface
"there was a dip in the road"
dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination(noun)
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
lean, magnetic dip, angle of dip, tendency, drop, magnetic inclination, free fall, tilt, inclination, angle of inclination, inclining, inclination of an orbit, plunge, list, disposition, cutpurse, fall, leaning, pickpocket
pickpocket, cutpurse, dip(noun)
a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
a brief immersion
drop, dip, fall, free fall(noun)
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"
driblet, cutpurse, pin, crepuscule, surrender, twilight, drop-off, spill, magnetic inclination, downslope, bead, declivity, decline, drop curtain, cliff, pickpocket, declination, pearl, descent, inclination, fall, autumn, drib, evenfall, gloam, plunge, drop cloth, downfall, declension, drop, magnetic dip, crepuscle, nightfall, dusk, free fall, angle of dip, gloaming, tumble, capitulation
a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
a brief swim in water
a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
dunk, dip, souse, plunge, douse(verb)
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"
dip into a liquid while eating
"She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce"
go down momentarily
stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
take a small amount from
"I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"
switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
"She dipped her knee"
appear to move downward
"The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"
"Our property dips towards the river"
dip, douse, duck(verb)
dip into a liquid
"He dipped into the pool"
place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
immerse in a disinfectant solution
"dip the sheep"
plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
"He dipped into his pocket"
scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
"dip water out of a container"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Dip is Saxon, while immerse is Latin for the same initial act; dip is accordingly the more popular and commonplace, immerse the more elegant and dignified expression in many cases. To speak of baptism by immersion as dipping now seems rude; tho entirely proper and usual in early English. Baptists now universally use the word immerse. To dip and to immerse alike signify to bury or submerge some object in a liquid; but dip implies that the object dipped is at once removed from the liquid, while immerse is wholly silent as to the removal. Immerse also suggests more absolute completeness of the action; one may dip his sleeve or dip a sponge in a liquid, if he but touches the edge; if he immerses it, he completely sinks it under, and covers it with the liquid. Submerge implies that the object can not readily be removed, if at all; as, a submerged wreck. To plunge is to immerse suddenly and violently, for which douse and duck are colloquial terms. Dip is used, also, unlike the other words, to denote the putting of a hollow vessel into a liquid in order to remove a portion of it; in this sense we say dip up, dip out. Compare synonyms for BURY.
The object is immersed in water.
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- откос, топвам, топване, спусканеBulgarian
- Ölmessstab, stippen, Absenkung, prüfen, Tauchen, eintunken, Ölstand, Dip, Baden, abblenden, Tunke, Schwimmen, eintachen, Soße, Senke, Messstab, tunken, EichmaßGerman
- salsa, mojar, dipSpanish
- خیس شدنPersian
- kylvettää, tikku, nuuskata, öljytikku, [[tarkistaa]] [[öljyt]], notkahtaa, dipata, painauma, pulahdus, kastaa, laskea, [[vaihtaa]] [[lähivaloille]], kylpy, dippikastikeFinnish
- baigner, tremperFrench
- vasca, avvallamentoItalian
- mergulhar, imergirPortuguese
- окунуть, впадина, углубление, макать, щуп, окунать, дип, макнуть, соусRussian
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