Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dip”

See all translations

dip

verb  /dɪp/ (-pp-) us  

dip verb (PUT INTO LIQUID)

[T] to put something briefly into a liquid: He dipped his doughnut in the coffee.

dip verb (DROP)

[I] to go down to a lower level; become less or lower: Beans and lettuce may suffer if temperatures dip below freezing. Stock market prices dipped slightly, losing four points.
Phrasal verbs

dip

noun  /dɪp/ us  

dip noun (DROP)

[C usually sing] a small drop in the amount or level of something: After the yellow house, there’s a dip in the road.

dip noun (FOOD)

[C] a thick sauce you can put crackers, raw vegetables, etc., into before eating them. [C] A dip is also a quick swim: He took a dip in the pool.
(Definition of dip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dip?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More