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v. sipped, sip·ping, sips
1. To drink in small quantities.
2. To drink from in sips.
To drink something in sips.
1. The act of sipping.
2. A small quantity of liquid sipped.

[Middle English sippen; see seuə- in Indo-European roots.]

sip′per n.


abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) side impact protection system: bars built into certain cars to strengthen the bodywork
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There was an attractive spot among the trees where were a great many wooden tables and benches; and there one could sit in the shade and pretend to sip at his foamy beaker of beer while he inspected the crowd.
'She never tasted it--it can't be tasted in a sip! Why, how old are you?'
Fear at my heart, as at a cup, My life-blood seemed to sip!
With this, the doctor laughed; but he didn't laugh half as much as a married friend of Mrs Kenwigs's, who had just come in from the sick chamber to report progress, and take a small sip of brandy-and- water: and who seemed to consider it one of the best jokes ever launched upon society.
She's the very picter of her.' Having thus directed the general attention to the young lady in question, the married lady embraced the opportunity of taking another sip of the brandy- and-water--and a pretty long sip too.
So Martin unearthed a carbon copy of "Star-dust," and during the reading of it Brissenden chuckled, rubbed his hands, and forgot to sip his toddy.
Sanders volunteered to humour him, so she took a slight sip out of her glass.
The spy, well used to his business, did not change his unconscious attitude, but drained his little glass of cognac, took a sip of fresh water, and asked for another glass of cognac.
"It is strange," he said, with a shudder, followed by the biggest sip of brandy-and-water he had taken yet.
SIP [1] is an application layer protocol which enables multimedia sessions or calls to be set up, maintained, modified or terminated.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency recently included General Panel's SIPs in the specifications for 92 new all-green "eco-cottages." SIPs can be found on homes and commercial buildings from the coast to north Mississippi--and as far away as Hawaii and the Marshall Islands.
SIPs are used as walls and roofs on all types of new build residential projects, small commercial buildings, schools, hospitals and holiday lodges.