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Deep vs. Dip

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Deepadjective

Extending far away from a point of reference, especially downwards.

Dipnoun

A lower section of a road or geological feature.

‘There is a dip in the road ahead.’;

Deepadjective

Extending far down from the top or surface; having its bottom far down.

‘We hiked into a deep valley between tall mountains.’; ‘There was a deep layer of dust on the floor; the room had not been disturbed for many years.’;

Dipnoun

Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

Deepadjective

Far in extent in another (non-downwards, but generally also non-upwards) direction away from a point of reference.

‘The shelves are 30 centimetres deep. — They are deep shelves.’;

Dipnoun

The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.

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Deepadjective

In a (specified) number of rows or layers.

‘a crowd three deep along the funeral procession’;

Dipnoun

A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.

Deepadjective

Thick.

‘That cyclist's deep chest allows him to draw more air.’;

Dipnoun

A dip stick.

Deepadjective

Voluminous.

‘to take a deep breath / sigh / drink’;

Dipnoun

A swim, usually a short swim to refresh.

‘I'm going for a dip before breakfast.’;

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Deepadjective

A long way inside; situated far in or back.

‘deep into the forest;’; ‘deep in the forest’;

Dipnoun

A pickpocket.

Deepadjective

Complex, involved.

Dipnoun

A sauce for dipping.

‘This onion dip is just scrumptious.’;

Deepadjective

Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious.

‘That is a deep thought!’;

Dipnoun

(geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line.

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Deepadjective

To a significant, not superficial, extent.

‘I just meant to help out a little, but now I'm deep into it.’; ‘They're deep in discussion.’;

Dipnoun

(archaic) A dipped candle.

Deepadjective

Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; intricate; obscure.

‘a deep subject or plot’;

Dipnoun

(dance) a move in many different styles of partner dances, often performed at the end of a dance, in which the follower leans far to the side and is supported by the leader

Deepadjective

Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.

Dipnoun

A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms.

Deepadjective

Low in pitch.

‘She has a very deep contralto voice.’;

Dipnoun

In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation that is dipped out from incisions in the trees. Virgin dip is the runnings of the first year, yellow dip the runnings of subsequent years.

Deepadjective

(of a color) Highly saturated.

‘That's a very deep shade of blue.’;

Dipnoun

(aeronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.

Deepadjective

(sleep) Sound, heavy (describing a state of sleep from which one is not easily awoken).

‘He was in a deep sleep.’;

Dipnoun

(uncountable) The moist form of snuff tobacco.

Deepadjective

Immersed, submerged (in).

‘deep in debt;’; ‘deep in the mud;’; ‘waist-deep in the muddy water’;

Dipnoun

The act of missing out on seeing a sought after bird.

Deepadjective

Muddy; boggy; sandy; said of roads.

Dipnoun

A foolish person.

Deepadverb

Deeply.

Dipnoun

(informal) A diplomat.

Deepnoun

The deep part of a lake, sea, etc.

‘creatures of the deep’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To lower into a liquid.

‘Dip your biscuit into your tea.’;

Deepnoun

A silent time; quiet isolation.

‘the deep of night’;

Dipverb

(intransitive) To immerse oneself; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

Deepnoun

(rare) A deep shade of colour.

Dipverb

(intransitive) (of a value or rate) To decrease slightly.

Deepnoun

The profound part of a problem.

Dipverb

(transitive) To lower a light's beam.

‘Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.’;

Deepnoun

(with "the") The sea, the ocean.

Dipverb

(transitive) To lower (a flag), particularly a national ensign, to a partially hoisted position in order to render or to return a salute. While lowered, the flag is said to be “at the dip.” A flag being carried on a staff may be dipped by leaning it forward at an approximate angle of 45 degrees.

‘“The sailor rushed to the flag hoist to dip the flag in return.”’;

Deepnoun

(cricket) A fielding position near the boundary.

‘Russell is a safe pair of hands in the deep.’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.

‘The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.’;

Deepadjective

Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.

‘The water where the brook is deep.’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.

Deepadjective

Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep.

‘Shadowing squadrons deep.’; ‘Safely in harborIs the king's ship in the deep nook.’;

Dipverb

To consume snuff by placing a pinch behind the lip or under the tongue so that the active chemical constituents of the snuff may be absorbed into the system for their narcotic effect.

Deepadjective

Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as, a deep valley.

Dipverb

(transitive) To immerse for baptism.

Deepadjective

Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; - opposed to shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.

‘Speculations high or deep.’; ‘A question deep almost as the mystery of life.’; ‘O Lord, . . . thy thoughts are very deep.’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.

Deepadjective

Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.

‘Deep clerks she dumbs.’;

Dipverb

(intransitive) To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

Deepadjective

Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror.

‘An attitude of deep respect.’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; often with out.

‘to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water’;

Deepadjective

Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.

Dipverb

(intransitive) To perform the action of plunging a dipper, ladle. etc. into a liquid or soft substance and removing a part.

Deepadjective

Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.

‘The bass of heaven's deep organ.’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.

Deepadjective

Muddy; boggy; sandy; - said of roads.

‘The ways in that vale were very deep.’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To perform (a bow or curtsey) by inclining the body.

Deepadverb

To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.

‘Deep-versed in books, and shallow in himself.’; ‘Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.’;

Dipverb

(intransitive) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon.

‘Strata of rock dip.’;

Deepnoun

That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.

‘Courage from the deeps of knowledge springs.’; ‘The hollow deep of hell resounded.’; ‘Blue Neptune storms, the bellowing deeps resound.’;

Dipverb

To perform a dip dance move (often phrased with the leader as the subject noun and the follower as the subject noun being dipped)

Deepnoun

That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.

‘Thy judgments are a great deep.’; ‘The deep of night is crept upon our talk.’;

Dipverb

To lower the body by bending the knees while keeping the body in an upright position, as in movement to the rhythm of music.

Deepnoun

the central and most intense or profound part;

‘in the deep of night’; ‘in the deep of winter’;

Dipverb

To leave.

‘He dipped out of the room so fast.’;

Deepnoun

a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

Dipverb

To miss out on seeing a sought after bird.

Deepnoun

literary term for an ocean;

‘denizens of the deep’;

Dipverb

To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

‘The priest shall dip his finger in the blood.’; ‘[Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep.’; ‘While the prime swallow dips his wing.’;

Deepadjective

relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply;

‘a deep breath’; ‘a deep sigh’; ‘deep concentration’; ‘deep emotion’; ‘a deep trance’; ‘in a deep sleep’;

Dipverb

To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.

Deepadjective

marked by depth of thinking;

‘deep thoughts’; ‘a deep allegory’;

Dipverb

To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.

‘A cold shuddering dewDips me all o'er.’;

Deepadjective

having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination;

‘a deep well’; ‘a deep dive’; ‘deep water’; ‘a deep casserole’; ‘a deep gash’; ‘deep massage’; ‘deep pressure receptors in muscles’; ‘deep shelves’; ‘a deep closet’; ‘surrounded by a deep yard’; ‘hit the ball to deep center field’; ‘in deep space’; ‘waist-deep’;

Dipverb

To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

‘He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.’;

Deepadjective

very distant in time or space;

‘deep in the past’; ‘deep in enemy territory’; ‘deep in the woods’; ‘a deep space probe’;

Dipverb

To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; - often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.

Deepadjective

extreme;

‘in deep trouble’; ‘deep happiness’;

Dipverb

To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.

‘Live on the use and never dip thy lands.’;

Deepadjective

having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;

‘a deep voice’; ‘a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice’; ‘a bass clarinet’;

Dipverb

To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

‘The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out.’;

Deepadjective

strong; intense;

‘deep purple’; ‘a rich red’;

Dipverb

To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.

‘Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.’;

Deepadjective

relatively thick from top to bottom;

‘deep carpets’; ‘deep snow’;

Dipverb

To pierce; to penetrate; - followed by in or into.

‘When I dipt into the future.’;

Deepadjective

extending relatively far inward;

‘a deep border’;

Dipverb

To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; - followed by in or into.

Deepadjective

(of darkness) very intense;

‘thick night’; ‘thick darkness’; ‘a face in deep shadow’; ‘deep night’;

Dipverb

To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.

Deepadjective

large in quantity or size;

‘deep cuts in the budget’;

Dipverb

To dip snuff.

Deepadjective

with head or back bent low;

‘a deep bow’;

Dipnoun

The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.

Deepadjective

of an obscure nature;

‘the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms’; ‘a deep dark secret’; ‘the inscrutible workings of Providence’; ‘in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life’; ‘rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands’;

Dipnoun

Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

Deepadjective

difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;

‘the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them’; ‘a deep metaphysical theory’; ‘some recondite problem in historiography’;

Dipnoun

a hollow or depression in a surface, especially in the ground.

Deepadjective

exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy;

‘deep political machinations’; ‘a deep plot’;

Dipnoun

A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.

Deepadverb

to a great depth;

‘dived deeply’; ‘dug deep’;

Dipnoun

A dipped candle.

Deepadverb

to an advanced time;

‘deep into the night’; ‘talked late into the evening’;

Dipnoun

A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms.

Deepadverb

to far into space;

‘penetrated deep into enemy territory’; ‘went deep into the woods’;

Dipnoun

In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings of subsequent years).

Deepadjective

extending far down from the top or surface

‘the lake was deep and cold’; ‘a deep gorge’;

Dipnoun

A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole.

Deepadjective

extending or situated far in from the outer edge or surface

‘a deep alcove’; ‘deep in the woods’;

Dipnoun

a liquid, in which objects are soaked by dipping; e.g., a parasiticide or insecticide solution into which animals are dipped (see sheep-dip).

Deepadjective

(after a measurement and in questions) extending a specified distance from the top, surface, or outer edge

‘the well was 200 feet deep’;

Dipnoun

a sauce into which foods are dipped to enhance the flavor; e. g., an onion dip made from sour cream and dried onions, into which potato chips are dipped.

Deepadjective

as far up or down as a specified point

‘they stood waist-deep in the water’;

Dipnoun

a pickpocket.

Deepadjective

in a specified number of ranks one behind another

‘they were standing three-deep at the bar’;

Dipnoun

a depression in an otherwise level surface;

‘there was a dip in the road’;

Deepadjective

taking in or giving out a lot of air

‘she took a deep breath’;

Dipnoun

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

Deepadjective

(of a fielding position) relatively distant from the batsman; near the boundary

‘deep midwicket’;

Dipnoun

a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

Deepadjective

(in ball games) to or from a position far down or across the field

‘a deep cross from Neill’;

Dipnoun

tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

Deepadjective

very intense or extreme

‘she was in deep trouble’; ‘a deep sleep’;

Dipnoun

a brief immersion

Deepadjective

(of an emotion or feeling) intensely felt

‘deep disappointment’;

Dipnoun

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’;

Deepadjective

profound or penetrating in awareness or understanding

‘a deep analysis’;

Dipnoun

a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

Deepadjective

difficult to understand

‘this is all getting too deep for me’;

Dipnoun

a brief swim in water

Deepadjective

fully absorbed or involved in (a state or activity)

‘they were deep in their own thoughts’;

Dipnoun

a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

Deepadjective

(of a person) unpredictable and secretive

‘that Thomas is a deep one’;

Dipverb

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’;

Deepadjective

(of sound) low in pitch and full in tone; not shrill

‘a deep, resonant voice’;

Dipverb

dip into a liquid while eating;

‘She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce’;

Deepadjective

(of colour) dark and intense

‘a deep pink’;

Dipverb

go down momentarily;

‘Prices dipped’;

Deepnoun

the sea

‘denizens of the deep’;

Dipverb

stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

Deepnoun

a deep part of the sea

‘the dark and menacing deeps’; ‘the deeps of her imagination’;

Dipverb

switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam

Deepnoun

the part of the field distant from the batsman.

Dipverb

lower briefly;

‘She dipped her knee’;

Deepadverb

far down or in; deeply

‘he travelled deep into the forest’;

Dipverb

appear to move downward;

‘The sun dipped below the horizon’; ‘The setting sun sank below the tree line’;

Deepadverb

(in sport) distant from the batsman or forward line of one's team

‘he swung the ball in deep’;

Dipverb

slope downwards;

‘Our property dips towards the river’;

Dipverb

dip into a liquid;

‘He dipped into the pool’;

Dipverb

of candles; by dipping the wick into hot, liquid wax

Dipverb

immerse in a disinfectant solution;

‘dip the sheep’;

Dipverb

scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface;

‘dip water out of a container’;

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