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dip into sth

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

dip into sth (BOOK)

UK to ​readsmallparts of a ​book or ​magazine: It's the ​kind of ​book you can just ​dip into.

dip into sth (MONEY)

to ​spendpart of a ​supply of ​money that you have been ​keeping or ​saving: I had to ​dip into my ​savings to ​pay for the ​repairs.
(Definition of dip into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dip into sth

phrasal verb with dip uk   us   /dɪp/ verb [I] (-pp-)
to ​spendpart of a ​supply of ​money that you have been ​keeping or ​saving: Finance ​officials say they will have to ​dip into ​reserves to ​pay for the ​salaryincreases.
(Definition of dip into sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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