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  • a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
  • a brief swim in water
  • a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow
  • 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
  • a brief immersion
  • tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
  • a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
  • (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
  • a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
    • dip water out of a container
  • plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
    • He dipped into his pocket
  • immerse in a disinfectant solution
    • dip the sheep
  • place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax
  • dip into a liquid
    • He dipped into the pool
  • slope downwards
    • Our property dips towards the river
  • appear to move downward
    • The sun dipped below the horizon
    • The setting sun sank below the tree line
  • lower briefly
    • She dipped her knee
  • switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  • take a small amount from
    • I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present
  • stain an object by immersing it in a liquid
  • go down momentarily
    • Prices dipped
  • dip into a liquid while eating
    • She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce
  • 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
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