Translation of "dip" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /dɪp/ us /dɪp/ present participle dipping, past tense and past participle dipped

to put something into a liquid for a short time

She dipped the brush into the paint.

(Translation of “dip” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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

descender, bajar
The road dipped just beyond the crossroads.

to lower the beam of (car headlights)

He dipped his lights as the other car approached.

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

bajar bandera
dip into phrasal verb

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

echar mano de
I’ve been dipping into my savings recently.

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

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

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