- 1[countable] (informal) a quick swim Let's go for a dip before breakfast.
- 2 [countable, uncountable] a thick mixture into which pieces of food are dipped before being eaten
- 3 [countable] a decrease in the amount or success of something, usually for only a short period synonym fall a sharp dip in profits
- 4 [countable] a place where a surface suddenly drops to a lower level and then rises again a dip in the road The village lay in a dip among the hills. Puddles had formed in the dips.
- 5 [uncountable, countable] a liquid containing a chemical into which sheep and other animals can be dipped in order to kill insects on them
- 6[singular] dip into something a quick look at something A brief dip into history serves to confirm this view.
- 7 [countable, usually singular] a quick movement of something down and up He gave a dip of his head.
- 8 [countable] (informal) a stupid person