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dip
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) sinken
    the sun dipped below the horizon
    die Sonne versank hinter dem Horizont
  • 2
    (Aviation)
    vor dem Steigen plötzlich absacken
  • 3
    (incline downwards) (literal or figurative)
    abfallen
    the magnetic needle dips
    die Magnetnadel neigt sich

noun

  • 1
    (dipping) [kurzes] Eintauchen
    give somebody/something a dip in something
    jemanden/etwas in etwas Akk. [kurz] eintauchen
    lucky dip
  • 3 (of stratum)
    Fallen, das (Geology)
    (of road)
    Senke, die
    (hollow, depression in landscape)
    Mulde, die
  • 4
    (Cooking)
    Dip, der
  • 5
    (for sheep) Räudebad, das
  • 6
    [underworld slang] (pickpocket) Krebs, der [underworld slang]

Phrasal verbs

dip into

transitive verb 1
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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