There are 2 translations of dip in Spanish:

dip1

Pronunciation: /dɪp/

vt (-pp-)

  • 1to dip sth in(to) sth meter algo en algo (into liquid) mojar algo en algo he dipped his hand into the bag metió la mano en la bolsa he dipped his bread in the milk mojó el pan en la leche dip it in flour páselo por harina, enharínelo
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    • Have each child dip his hand in brown paint on press onto one side of the paper.
    • The woman constantly dipped her fingers into water to moisten the flax and keep it from breaking.
    • Thetis gives birth to a son, Achilles, whom she attempts to make immortal by dipping him in the magical waters of the River Styx.
  • 2 [Agr] [sheep] desinfectar (haciendo pasar por un baño)
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    • In particular, we are concerned that some farmers have been using unauthorised chemicals to dip sheep or letting freshly dipped sheep access streams.
    • In fact every sheep, whatever its age, would be dipped in a plunge bath containing the correct solution of a ministry approved scab dip.
    • Twenty-one sheep were dipped to free them from attached ticks, and liberated on the central area.
  • 3 3.1 (lower) [head] agachar, bajar the ship dipped its flag in salute el barco saludó con la bandera 3.2 (BrE) [Auto] to dip one's headlights poner* las (luces) cortas or de cruce or (AmL tb) las (luces) bajas, bajar las luces

vi (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (decrease) [sales/prices] bajar 1.2 (move downward) [aircraft/bird] bajar en picada or (Esp) en picado, picarse* (Méx) the sun dipped below the horizon [literario/literary] el sol desapareció or se escondió tras el horizonte
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    • It was as if the plane was dipping its wings in greeting to the 1.25 million people assembled below.
    • The sailors let out a lusty cheer and one of the planes dipped his wings in reply.
    • He dipped his muzzle downwards, slowly, closing his eyes for a brief moment in remnants of a formality that was not welcome.
    1.3 (slope) [land] descender*, bajar
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    • By the third day on the road, they had fallen into a pleasing routine, switching drivers every couple hours and setting up camp when the sun started dipping below the western horizon.
    • And at long last, the sun finally dipped below the horizon.
    • The sun had dipped below the horizon much earlier, but it was a warm night for the end of September so the carnival stayed busy until its closing at nine o'clock.
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    • Yet, there are enough Labour rebels that if the margin of victory dips below the triple digits and gets anywhere close to 50, the pressure on Blair to give way to Brown will be great.
    • Margins will dip slightly ‘below the midpoint of the 50 per cent range’ thanks to increased Flash inventory.
    • The amount may dip to a tiny fraction of a percent if the idea represents a slight improvement in an established product, such as a better knob in a car.
  • 2 (choose) [colloq: used by children] echar suertes (al ritmo de una canción infantil)
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    • In A Ward, former mayor Alan Brown, mayor in the late '90s before dipping out at the ‘99 election, is back in the saddle.
    • Commentators sympathised with Capriati, saying she had an unfortunate habit of getting close in the big ones, then dipping out.
    • The loser is likely to dip out of the eight with one round left to play.
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    • Crime reduction leaflets had also been distributed, warning people about leaving doors unlocked, purse dipping and car key burglaries.
    • The second pair again one was the getter-in-the-way standing right by the doors so that other passengers had to stand that much closer to his mate who did the pocket dipping.
    • The difficulty of dipping a pocket mainly depends on how tight it is, and front pockets are often looser than hip pockets.

Phrasal verbs

dip into

v + prep + o
1.1 [reserves/savings] echar mano de 1.2 [book/report] hojear, leer* por encima; [subject] estudiar superficialmente

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There are 2 translations of dip in Spanish:

dip2

n

  • 1 (swim) [colloquial/familiar] (no pl) chapuzón (m) [familiar/colloquial] to take a dip darse* un chapuzón [familiar/colloquial]
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    • Now swimming of course can be anything; it could mean going down to the beach and having a bit of a dip, doing lap swimming, or just throwing yourself into the water occasionally.
    • We enjoyed a sandy off-road diversion and the briefest of dips in the North Atlantic, with its warming Gulf Stream magic.
    • You can enjoy a complimentary dip in the pool plus a glass of draught beer, and kids can have soft drinks and snacks.
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    • "Without a doubt," I said, "You're the most beautiful dip I've ever encountered."
    • It would be of no profit to such men to buy a stolen watch from a dip (pickpocket) and substitute imitation works in a solid gold case.
    • I take pride in being a thief, and what's more, I am the best dip in the States.
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    • He's such a dip sometimes.
    • Joe, you're such a dip.
    • Yep, I was a total dip, but I don't care.
  • 2 [Agr] baño (m) desinfectante
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    • Keep the sheep immersed in the dip for one minute or as recommended by the manufacturer.
    • But if cypermethrin in the dip leaks into local burns, it can kill insects and fish.
    • Hydro-carbon compounds in the dip would cause plastic containers to bulge and explode.
  • 3 c (depression, hollow) hondonada (f)
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    • Just after the bottom of the hill however we slammed into a slight dip in the slope.
    • Leaving the road, they climbed another hill and found a small dip at the bottom that would be good for sleeping.
    • Rainwater routinely collects in a dip under Waddington Road Bridge during extreme weather because of drainage problems.
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    • That causes a curvature of the light path, which reduces the dip (usually by about 7%).
    • As the resolution of the normal eye in broad daylight is about one minute of arc, this dip is an easily visible angle.
    • When the fore and back horizons are brought into line, the sextant reading is twice the angle of dip, assuming that the sextant is free from index error.
  • 4 c 4.1 (in sales, production) caída (f), descenso (m) 4.2
    (magnetic dip)
    inclinación (f) (magnética)
    4.3 [Geol]
    (angle of dip)
    buzamiento (m), ángulo (m) de inclinación
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    • This is due to poor exposure, shallow dip of the strata, and relatively few stratigraphic wells.
    • Whatever their origin, polygonal fault systems become less isotropic with increase in regional dip and are truly polygonal only when the regional dip is near horizontal.
    • It is now commonly accepted that the dip of the steeper part of a listric normal fault is approximately 60 deg.
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    • Cheung's external stillness demonstrates just how she is able to convey a range of tamped-down emotions with the merest of movements - a dip of the head, a sashay of the hips.
    • With a quick dip of his left wing he easily dodged the shots aimed for him.
    • If we were in too much of a hurry to come down, we would greet you with a friendly dip of the wing.
  • 5 u c [Culin]salsa para acompañar los diferentes bocaditos que se sirven con el aperitivo, en una fiesta etc
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    • We began with salmon roll sushi which was presented with the Wasabe and soy sauce dip.
    • The kids, meanwhile, munched happily on a pizza (frozen variety), pasta with tomato sauce and chips with a garlic mayonnaise dip.
    • The chickpea croquettes called falafel and the ever-popular chickpea dip, hummus, are both very good.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.