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dip into

vb (intr, preposition)
1. to draw (upon): he dipped into his savings.
2. to read (passages) at random or cursorily in (a book, newspaper, etc)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dip into - read selectively; read only certain passages from a text
read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
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dip

verb
1. To plunge briefly in or into a liquid:
2. To immerse in a coloring solution:
3. To take a substance, as liquid, from a container by plunging the hand or a utensil into it:
bail, lade, ladle, scoop (up).
4. To slope downward:
phrasal verb
dip into
To look through reading matter casually:
browse, flip through, glance at (or over) (or through), leaf (through), riffle (through), run through, scan, skim, thumb (through).
noun
1. The act of swimming:
2. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices:
3. An area sunk below its surroundings:
4. Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
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Translations
يَتَصَفَّحُ كِتابا
nahlédnoutsáhnout navybrat z
gøre indhug ikigge iskimme
belelapozbelenyúl a zsebébe
glugga ítaka út
nahliadnuťsiahnuť do

w>dip into

vi +prep obj
(lit) she dipped into her bag for her keyssie griff in ihre Tasche, um ihre Schlüssel zu holen
(fig) to dip into one’s pockettief in die Tasche greifen; to dip into one’s savingsseine Ersparnisse angreifen, an seine Ersparnisse gehen
bookeinen kurzen Blick werfen in (+acc)
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dip

(dip) past tense, past participle dipped verb
1. to lower into any liquid for a moment. He dipped his bread in the soup.
2. to slope downwards. The road dipped just beyond the crossroads.
3. to lower the beam of (car headlights). He dipped his lights as the other car approached.
4. (of a ship) to lower (a flag) briefly in salute.
noun
1. a hollow (in a road etc). The car was hidden by a dip in the road.
2. a soft, savoury mixture in which a biscuit etc can be dipped. a cheese dip.
3. a short swim. a dip in the sea.
dip into
1. to withdraw amounts from (a supply, eg of money). I've been dipping into my savings recently.
2. to look briefly at (a book) or to study (a subject) in a casual manner. I've dipped into his book on Shakespeare, but I haven't read it right through.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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