dipping dipping  /ˈdɪ pɪŋ/


  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

Derived Word(s)


  1. As friends started getting married, there were bachelor parties involving local strippers and skinny-dipping in Gates' pool.
  2. By law, any hotel stay within 5 miles of a beach requires at least one 15-minute toe-dipping session.
  3. Knotting cloth and dipping it in dye to produce patterns of colorful blobs, swirls and splotches has suddenly become a bright new fad of both high fashion and low.


  1. Business Is Personal for Small Business Owners

    A new Citibank Small Business Pulse survey shows the small business outlook is improving, but many owners are still dipping into their own savings to keep the business going.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX Business Small Business Center

  2. GBP/USD struggling with 1.5600

    FXstreet.com (Córdoba) - After dipping to fresh weekly lows, GBP/USD managed to bounce and trimmed... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Forex Market

  3. Homemade dipping oil recipe

    Dipping oils for breads and breadsticks have become so popular in restaurants so here's how to make your own.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC Action News Tampa Bay


  1. "We'd be interested in Robbie," said Nicol today. "But at the moment the first thing is the financial side. We've spoken, but as of yet nothing's been settled. He's really just dipping his foot in the water here. It's something he's thinking...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Steve Nicol Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. The trade "was an opportunity, without dipping into our farm system, to add a veteran starter we can trust," Epstein said.
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Theo Epstein Source: SI.com

  3. "I've never said that we are close to Barcelona. It's one thing to be close to Ronaldinho, quite another to be close to the club," added Galliani. "There are other teams as well as Inter that are interested in Ronaldinho. I've been dipping...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Adriano Galliani Source: AFP

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