Translation of "dip" - English-French dictionary


verb /dip/ (past tense, past participle dipped)

to lower into any liquid for a moment

He dipped his bread in the soup.

to slope downwards

The road dipped just beyond the crossroads.

to lower the beam of (car headlights)

(se) mettre en code
He dipped his lights as the other car approached.

(of a ship) to lower (a flag) briefly in salute.

saluer (avec le pavillon)
dip into

to withdraw amounts from (a supply, eg of money)

puiser (dans)
I’ve been dipping into my savings recently.

to look briefly at (a book) or to study (a subject) in a casual manner

I’ve dipped into his book on Shakespeare, but I haven’t read it right through.

(Translation of “dip” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)