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British English: /dɪp/
American English: /dɪp/

Translation of dip in German:

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1
    [ein]tauchen (in in) + Akk.
    she dipped her hand into the sack
    sie griff in den Sack
  • 2 (dye)
    in ein Färbemittel tauchen

intransitive verb -pp-

  • 1 (go down) the sun dipped below the horizon
    die Sonne versank hinter dem Horizont
  • 2 (Aviat)
    vor dem Steigen plötzlich absacken
  • 3 (incline downwards) (literal or figurative) the magnetic needle dips
    die Magnetnadel neigt sich


  • 1 (dipping)
    [kurzes] Eintauchen
    give somebody/something a dip in something
    jemanden/etwas in etwas Akk. [kurz] eintauchen
    lucky dip
  • 3
    (of stratum) Fallen Neutr. (Geology)
    (of road) Senke Fem.
    (hollow, depression in landscape) Mulde Fem.
  • 4 (Cookery)
    Dip Mask.
  • 5 (for sheep)
    Räudebad Neutr.
  • 6 [dated] [slang] (in the underworld) (pickpocket)
    Tascehendieb Mask.

Phrasal verbs

dip into

greifen in + Akk.
(put ladle into) den Löffel tauchen in + Akk.
[figurative] dip into one's pocket or purse
tief in die Tasche greifen
dip into one's reserves/savings
seine Reserven antasten/Ersparnisse angreifen
2 (look cursorily at)
einen flüchtigen Blick werfen in + Akk.
the book is good for dipping into
man kann das Buch gut in kurzen Abschnitten lesen
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