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dip into sth

phrasal verb with dip uk   us   /dɪp/ verb (-pp-)

(BOOK)

UK to read small parts of a book or magazine: It's the kind of book you can just dip into.

(MONEY)

to spend part of a supply of money that you have been keeping or saving: I had to dip into my savings to pay for the repairs.
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