n. 25B6; verb
he dipped a rag in the water : IMMERSE, submerge, plunge, duck, dunk, lower, sink.
the sun dipped below the horizon : SINK, set, drop, go/drop down, fall, descend; disappear, vanish.
the president's popularity has dipped : DECREASE, fall, drop, fall off, decline, diminish, dwindle, slump, plummet, plunge; informal hit the floor.
the road dipped : SLOPE DOWN, descend, go down; drop away, fall, sink.
he dipped his headlights : DIM, LOWER, turn down.
you might have to dip into your savings : DRAW ON, use, make use of, have recourse to, spend.
an interesting book to dip into : BROWSE THROUGH, skim through, look through, flick through, glance at, peruse, run one's eye over.
a relaxing dip in the pool : SWIM, bathe; paddle.
give the fish a ten-minute dip in a salt bath : IMMERSION, plunge, ducking, dunking.
chicken satay with peanut dip : SAUCE, relish, dressing. See list at sauce .
the hedge at the bottom of the dip : SLOPE, incline, decline, descent; hollow, concavity, depression, basin, indentation.
a dip in sales : DECREASE, fall, drop, downturn, decline, falling-off, slump, reduction, diminution, ebb.