Definition for DIP

DIP, v.t. [pret. and pp. dipped or dipt; Sax. dippan; Goth. daupyan; D. doopen; G. tupfen; Sw. döpa, doppa; Dan. dypper; It. tuffare; Russ. toplyu; Gr. δυπτω; allied probably to dive, Heb. Ch. טבע. The primary sense is to thrust or drive, for the same word in Syr. and Ar. signifies to stamp or impress a mark, Gr. τυποω, whence type; and τυπτω, to strike, Eng. tap, seems to be of the same family. Class Db, No. 28.]

  1. To plunge or immerse, for a moment or short time, in water or other liquid substance; to put into a fluid and withdraw. The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. – Lev. iv. Let him dip his foot in oil. – Deut. xxxiii. One dip the pencil, and one string the lyre. – Pope.
  2. To take with a ladle or other vessel by immersing it in a fluid; as, to dip water from a boiler; often with out, as to dip out water.
  3. To engage; to take concern; used intransitively, but the passive participle is used. He was a little dipt in the rebellion of the commons. – Dryden.
  4. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Little used.] – Dryden.
  5. To moisten; to wet. [Unusual.] – Milton.
  6. To baptize by immersion.

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