Textual thesaurus for "dip"

(noun) plunge

a brief swim in water

(noun) drop, fall, free fall

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

(noun) pickpocket, cutpurse

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

(noun) angle of dip, inclination, magnetic inclination, magnetic dip

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

(verb) dunk

dip into a liquid while eating

She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce

(verb) souse, dunk, douse, plunge

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

(verb) duck, douse

dip into a liquid

He dipped into the pool

(verb) sink

appear to move downward

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

(verb) dim

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