dip

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. plunge, dive; declivity, slope; hollow, depression; swim. —v. t. immerse, plunge; scoop; sink. See obliquity, water, concavity.
Ant., rise, incline, emerge.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The action of dipping]
Syn. plunge, immersion, soaking, dunking, ducking, bath, douche, drenching, sinking; see also bath 1 .
2. [Material into which something is dipped]
Syn. bath, preparation, infusion, solution, suspension, dilution, suffusion, concoction, saturation, mixture, dye; see also bath 2 , liquid .
3. [A low place]
Syn. depression, hollow, slope, inclination; see grade 1 , hole 2 .
4. [A drop]
Syn. sag, slip, decline; see drop 2 , fall 1 .
5. [A swim]
Syn. plunge, bath, dive; see swim .
6. [Food to be eaten by dipping]
Syn. spread, salsa, canap?, party food; see appetizer , hors d'oeuvre.
Flavors and varieties of dips include: clam, shrimp, cheese, Roquefort, blue cheese, cheddar, ham salad, egg salad, onion, chili, guacamole, salsa, dill, spinach, vegetable, pickle, poi, sour cream. v.
1. [To put into a liquid]
Syn. plunge, immerse, dunk, lower, wet, slosh, submerge, irrigate, steep, drench, douse, duck, souse, moisten, lower and raise quickly, immerse temporarily, splash, bathe, lave, slop, water, rinse, baptize; see also immerse 1 , soak 1 , wash 1 .
2. [To transfer by scooping]
Syn. shovel, lade, bail, spoon, draft off, take out with a ladle, lift by scooping, decant, handle, dredge, lift, draw, drain, strain, dish, dish up, dish out, serve, offer.
3. [To fall]
Syn. slope, drop, decline, incline, recede, tilt, swoop, slip, spiral, sink, plunge, bend, verge, veer, slant, settle, slump, slide, set, go down; see also dive , drop 2 , fall 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. dunk immerse, duck, lower, submerge, wet, plunge, sink.
2. decline decrease, slip, drop off, descend, droop, plummet, plunge.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To plunge briefly in or into a liquid: douse, duck, dunk, immerge, immerse, souse, submerge, submerse. See ENTER. 2. To immerse in a coloring solution: color, dye. See COLORS, ENTER. 3. To take a substance, as liquid, from a container by plunging the hand or a utensil into it: bail2, lade, ladle, scoop (up). See GIVE. 4. To slope downward: decline, descend, drop, fall, pitch, sink. See RISE. II noun 1. The act of swimming: duck, dunk, plunge, swim. See WORK. 2. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices: decline, descent, dive, downslide, downswing, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, fall, nosedive, plunge, skid, slide, slump, tumble. See INCREASE. 3. An area sunk below its surroundings: basin, concavity, depression, hollow, pit1, sag, sink, sinkhole. See CONVEX. 4. Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense: ass, fool, idiot, imbecile, jackass, mooncalf, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, simple, simpleton, softhead, tomfool. Informal: dope, gander, goose. Slang: cretin, ding-dong, goof, jerk, nerd, schmo, schmuck, turkey. See ABILITY.

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