I UK [dɪp] / US verb
Word forms "dip":
present tense I/you/we/they dip he/she/it dips present participle dipping past tense dipped past participle dipped
a) [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.

b) [transitive] to put an animal in a bath filled with a chemical that kills insects on its skin
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) [intransitive] to become less

Public support for the project has dipped sharply.

Our profits dipped 30%.

dip your lights/headlightsBritish to make the lights at the front of your car point downwards

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [dɪp] / US noun
Word forms "dip":
singular dip plural dips
1) [countable] informal a quick swim
go for/take/have a dip:

Let's take a dip in the pool.

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.

take a dip:

The President's popularity took a dip before the election.

3) [countable/uncountable] a thick cold sauce for dipping pieces of food into before eating them
4) [countable] a place in a surface that is lower than the surrounding area
dip in:

There's a dip in the road.

5) [countable/uncountable] a liquid chemical used for killing insects on an animal's skin

sheep dip

6) [countable] a short period of reading a book or watching or listening to a programme

The programme offers a weekly dip into the BBC archives.

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