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dip Idioms & Phrases


angle of dip

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    angle of dip; inclination; dip; magnetic inclination.
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bean dip

  • noun a dip made of cooked beans
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cheese dip

  • noun a dip made of cheeses
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clam dip

  • noun a dip made of clams and soft cream cheese
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dip circle

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
    inclinometer.
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dip into

  • verb read selectively; read only certain passages from a text
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Dip of a stratum

  • (Geol.), its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; called also the pitch.
Webster 1913

Dip of the horizon

  • (Astron.), the angular depression of the seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon; the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of the ocean.
  • (Astron.), the vertical angle between the sensible horizon and a line to the visible horizon, the latter always being below the former.
Webster 1913

Dip of the needle, ∨ Magnetic dip

  • the angle formed, in a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle, or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; called also inclination.
Webster 1913

dip solder

  • verb solder by immersion in a bath of molten solder
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dip switch

  • noun (computer science) one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware; used in place of jumpers to configure the machine for a user
    dual inline package switch.
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Dipped candle

  • a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow.
Webster 1913

double dipping

  • noun two incomes received from the same source (as by holding a government job and receiving a government pension)
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Line of dip

  • (Geol.), a line in the plane of a stratum, or part of a stratum, perpendicular to its intersection with a horizontal plane; the line of greatest inclination of a stratum to the horizon.
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lucky dip

  • noun a game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random
  • noun a selection or decision purely at random
    • their system of hiring people seemed to be a sort of lucky dip
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Magnetic amplitude, attraction, dip, induction

  • etc. See under Amplitude, Attraction, etc.
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magnetic dip

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    angle of dip; inclination; dip; magnetic inclination.
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sheep dip

  • noun a liquid mixture containing pesticides in which sheep are dipped to kill parasites
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skinny-dip

  • noun a naked swim
  • verb bathe in the nude
    • The young people were skinny-dipping in the pond
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Snuff dipping

  • . See Dipping, n., 5.
Webster 1913

To dip snuff

  • to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. Southern U. S.
Webster 1913

To dip the colors

  • (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; a form of naval salute.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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