Synonyms of dip
1 plungeDictionary • Dip the food into the sauce.
plunge • She plunged her face into a bowl of cold water.
immerse • The electrodes are immersed in liquid.
bathe • small ponds for the birds to bathe in
duck • She splashed around in the pool trying to duck him.
rinse • After washing always rinse the hair in clear water.
douse • They doused him in petrol.
2 drop (down) • The sun dipped below the horizon.
set • The sun sets at about 4pm in winter.
fade • After that all her worries faded away.
slump • I closed the door and slumped into a chair.
subside • Local officials say the flood waters have subsided.
sag • The shirt's cuffs won't sag and lose their shape after washing.
droop • Support for him is beginning to droop amongst voters.
3 slopeDictionary • a path which suddenly dips down into a tunnel
slope • The garden sloped quite steeply.
descend • The path descended steeply to the rushing river.
pitch • He pitched head-first over the low wall.
sink • You know who you are, be proud of it and don't sink to his level.
4 dropDictionary • Unemployment dipped to 6.9 per cent last month.
drop • The ground dropped away steeply.
fall • Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
lower • They lowered the coffin into the grave.
decline • a declining birth rate
sink • Far off to the west the sun was sinking.
dive • He tried to escape by diving into a river.
diminish • Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
tumble • The dog had tumbled down the cliff.
descend • Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
1 plungeDictionary • Freshen the salad leaves with a quick dip into cold water.
plunge • a refreshing plunge into cold water
immersion • The wood had become swollen from prolonged immersion.
3 hollowDictionary • Turn right where the road makes a dip.
hollow • where water gathers in a hollow and forms a pond
hole • He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.
depression • an area pockmarked by rainfilled depressions
pit • He could see shallow pits in her skin.
basin • countries around the Pacific Basin
dent • There was a dent in the bonnet of the car.
indentation • With a knife make slight indentations around the pastry.
4 mixtureDictionary • sheep dip
mixture • a mixture of spiced, grilled vegetables
solution • a warm solution of liquid detergent
preparation • a specially formulated natural skin preparation
infusion • a pleasing herbal infusion
concoction • This concoction helps to control skin blemishes.
5 dropDictionary • the current dip in farm spending
drop • He was prepared to take a drop in wages.
cut • The economy needs an immediate 2 per cent cut in interest rates.
reduction • a future reduction in interest rates
decline • The first signs of economic decline became visible.
slump • a slump in property prices
decrease • There has been a decrease in the number of young unemployed people.
6 sauceDictionary • prawns with avocado dip
sauce • pasta cooked in a sauce of garlic
dressing • Mix the salad dressing in a bowl
relish • pots of spicy relish
PHRASAL VERB:▷ dip into something
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basinIn geography, a basin is a particular region of the world where the earth's surface is lower than in other places.
• countries around the Pacific Basin
batheIf you bathe in a sea, river, or lake, you swim, play, or wash yourself in it. Birds and animals can also bathe.
• small ponds for the birds to bathe in
bathe (British)Bathe is also a noun.
• an early-morning bathe
Thesaurus for dip from the Collins English Thesaurus
to plunge or be plunged quickly or briefly into a liquid, esp to wet or coat
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