dipped dipped  /ˈdɪpt/


  1. (n) a depression in an otherwise level surface
  2. (n) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  3. (n) a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
  4. (n) tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
  5. (n) a brief immersion
  6. (n) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
  7. (n) a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
  8. (n) a brief swim in water
  9. (n) a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
  10. (v) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
  11. (v) dip into a liquid while eating
  12. (v) go down momentarily
  13. (v) stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
  14. (v) take a small amount from
  15. (v) switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  16. (v) lower briefly
  17. (v) appear to move downward
  18. (v) slope downwards
  19. (v) dip into a liquid
  20. (v) place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
  21. (v) immerse in a disinfectant solution
  22. (v) plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
  23. (v) scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
  24. (adj) having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)

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  1. Homes headed by married couples have dipped below 50% for the first time.
  2. Donald Usher and Eugene Windsor, a park police helicopter team, risked their lives every time they dipped the skids into the water to pick up survivors.
  3. Now GDP growth has dipped to around 9% and is expected to decline further as the worldwide financial crisis transmogrifies into a global recession.


  1. AAA: Expect an increase in price of gas

    The average price of a gallon of gasoline rose about 6 cents to $3.52 in Florida during the past week and dipped 2 cents nationwide, according to AAA.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Ocala Star-Banner

  2. NYC 4-year high school graduation rate drops for first time in a decade

    The city's 4-year high school graduation rate dipped last year for the first time in a decade - edging down to 60.4 percent, according to state education officials. The city's graduation rate was 60.9 percent in 2011, according to state calculations. The city's slide mirrored...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Watch Flowers Dipped in Liquid Nitrogen Get Smashed in Slow Motion

    If you're a human, you've probably always been fascinated with liquid nitrogen. The freezing temperature. The sweet smoking effect. Hell, even the container that held liquid nitrogen was cool. And if you combine liquid nitrogen with slow motion, things get even better. Watch flowers and fruit get dipped into liquid nitrogen and then smashed into smithereens in slow motion. It's like seeing ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gizmodo


  1. Before the tournament, veteran 'keeper David James said, "The ball is dreadful. It is horrible, but I suppose it is horrible for everyone. You saw that from Frank Lampard's free-kick in the first half against Japan, which dipped wickedly, so it will...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: David James Source: Okehampton People

  2. "Yes, KP dipped his toe in the water jokingly, but usually the names put forward come from a mix of informed speculation and sheer guesswork. According to some reports, I am in the frame to follow Peter Moores. This is a good opportunity to set the...
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: Shane Warne Source: Expressindia.com

  3. "He had problems with Gordon Strachan and his performances have dipped for such a great player," he noted. "Maybe the club will look at that and may look to cash in on him, but he is a very important player for the club. He is one of the top...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: John Hartson Source: Goal.com

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