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Definition of sip verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sip

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sip
BrE BrE//sɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪp//
 
he / she / it sips
BrE BrE//sɪps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪps//
 
past simple sipped
BrE BrE//sɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪpt//
 
past participle sipped
BrE BrE//sɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪpt//
 
-ing form sipping
BrE BrE//ˈsɪpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪpɪŋ//
 
 
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(sipping, sipped) [intransitive, transitive] to drink something, taking a very small amount each time sip (at something) She sat there, sipping at her tea. sip something He slowly sipped his wine. Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps a modification of sup, as symbolic of a less vigorous action.Extra examples ‘Oh yes?’ she asked, calmly sipping her drink. He sipped at his beer thoughtfully. He sipped the warm milk appreciatively. Luther continued sipping on his coffee. She paused to sip her tea. She sat in the warm sun, idly sipping champagne. She sipped from her glass of water.
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