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Drip vs. Dip

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Dripverb

(intransitive) To fall one drop at a time.

‘Listening to the tap next door drip all night drove me mad!’;

Dipnoun

A lower section of a road or geological feature.

‘There is a dip in the road ahead.’;

Dripverb

(intransitive) To leak slowly.

‘Does the sink drip, or have I just spilt water over the floor?’;

Dipnoun

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

Dripverb

(transitive) To let fall in drops.

‘After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil.’; ‘My broken pen dripped ink onto the table.’;

Dipnoun

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

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Dripverb

To have a superabundance of valuable things.

‘The Old Hall simply drips with masterpieces of the Flemish painters.’; ‘The duchess was dripping with jewels.’;

Dipnoun

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

Dripverb

To rain lightly.

‘The weather isn't so bad. I mean, it's dripping, but you're not going to get so wet.’;

Dipnoun

A dip stick.

Dripverb

(intransitive) To be wet, to be soaked.

Dipnoun

A swim, usually a short swim to refresh.

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

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Dripverb

To whine or complain consistently; to grumble.

Dipnoun

A pickpocket.

Dripnoun

A drop of a liquid.

‘I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.’;

Dipnoun

A sauce for dipping.

‘This onion dip is just scrumptious.’;

Dripnoun

A falling or letting fall in drops; act of dripping.

Dipnoun

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

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Dripnoun

(medicine) An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that intravenously releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream.

‘He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.’;

Dipnoun

(archaic) A dipped candle.

Dripnoun

(colloquial) A limp, ineffectual, or uninteresting person.

‘He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip!’;

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

Dripnoun

(architecture) That part of a cornice, sill course, or other horizontal member, which projects beyond the rest, and has a section designed to throw off rainwater.

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.

Dripnoun

(finance) A dividend reinvestment program; a type of financial investing.

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.

Dripverb

To fall in drops; as, water drips from the eaves.

Dipnoun

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

Dripverb

To let fall drops of moisture or liquid; as, a wet garment drips.

‘The dark round of the dripping wheel.’;

Dipnoun

(uncountable) The moist form of snuff tobacco.

Dripverb

To let fall in drops.

‘Which from the thatch drips fast a shower of rain.’;

Dipnoun

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

Dripnoun

A falling or letting fall in drops; a dripping; that which drips, or falls in drops.

‘The light drip of the suspended oar.’;

Dipnoun

A foolish person.

Dripnoun

That part of a cornice, sill course, or other horizontal member, which projects beyond the rest, and is of such section as to throw off the rain water.

Dipnoun

(informal) A diplomat.

Dripnoun

flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid;

‘there's a drip through the roof’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To lower into a liquid.

‘Dip your biscuit into your tea.’;

Dripnoun

the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop;

‘the constant sound of dripping irritated him’;

Dipverb

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

Dripnoun

(architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)

Dipverb

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

Dripverb

fall in drops;

‘Water is dripping from the faucet’;

Dipverb

(transitive) To lower a light's beam.

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

Dripverb

let or cause to fall in drops;

‘dribble oil into the mixture’;

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.”’;

Dipverb

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

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

Dipverb

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

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.

Dipverb

(transitive) To immerse for baptism.

Dipverb

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

Dipverb

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

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’;

Dipverb

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

Dipverb

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

Dipverb

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

Dipverb

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

‘Strata of rock dip.’;

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)

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.

Dipverb

To leave.

‘He dipped out of the room so fast.’;

Dipverb

To miss out on seeing a sought after bird.

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.’;

Dipverb

To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.

Dipverb

To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.

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

Dipverb

To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

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

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.

Dipverb

To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.

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

Dipverb

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

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

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.’;

Dipverb

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

‘When I dipt into the future.’;

Dipverb

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

Dipverb

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

Dipverb

To dip snuff.

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

A dipped candle.

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.

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).

Dipnoun

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

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).

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.

Dipnoun

a pickpocket.

Dipnoun

a depression in an otherwise level surface;

‘there was a dip in the road’;

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

a brief immersion

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’;

Dipnoun

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

Dipnoun

a brief swim in water

Dipnoun

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

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’;

Dipverb

dip into a liquid while eating;

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

Dipverb

go down momentarily;

‘Prices dipped’;

Dipverb

stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

Dipverb

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

Dipverb

lower briefly;

‘She dipped her knee’;

Dipverb

appear to move downward;

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

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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