verb (sips, sipping, sipped)[with object]
- Drink (something) by taking small mouthfuls: I sat sipping coffee [no object]: she sipped at her teaMore example sentences
- The man was sitting at the table sipping a glass of coffee and eating a pastry.
- When she came into the kitchen, she found her dad sitting at the table, sipping a mug of coffee.
- Late in the film there is a scene where Thomas and Jane sit in her kitchen sipping tea.
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- A small mouthful of liquid: she took a sip of the red wineMore example sentences
- Rose placed the carton back in its place and took a sip of the fresh liquid, satisfying her thirst.
- John took a sip of the liquid and his mind began to clear even faster.
- She took a sip of the brownish liquid in her can, grimacing slightly, but not sputtering it out.
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- Humans can be divided into many defining sets: cat people or dog people, beer drinkers or cocktail sippers, those who wear gold or those who wear silver.
- Schultz has given the green light for 45 stores to install CD burners, allowing the espresso sippers to sample online music and then make their own albums.
- This creamy, sweet whisky liqueur is more of a sipper with coffee than a glugger over ice.
late Middle English: perhaps a modification of sup1, as symbolic of a less vigorous action.