dip
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dip(
dihp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (depression in land)
a. la pendiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fugitive used a dip in the terrain as a ramp to jump the fence.El fugitivo usó una pendiente del terreno como rampa para saltar la cerca.
b. la hondonada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rabbit disappeared for a moment in a dip in the land.El conejo desapareció por un momento en una hondonada del suelo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(brief swim)
a. el chapuzón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When we get to the beach, I'm going for a dip.Cuando lleguemos a la playa, voy a darme un chapuzón.
b. el baño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's so hot. I think I'm going to take a dip.Hace mucho calor. Creo que voy a darme un baño.
c. la zambullida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Where did he go? - He went down to the lake for a dip.¿Adónde fue? - Bajó al lago a darse una zambullida.
3. (culinary)
a. la salsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I prepared a dip to go with the crackers.Preparé una salsa para acompañar las galletas.
4. (finance)
a. la caída
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Even though there's been a dip in our stock price, we're confident in our current strategy.Aunque ha habido una caída del precio de nuestras acciones, confiamos en nuestra estrategia actual.
b. el descenso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The market saw a slight dip today before bouncing back to an all-time high.El mercado hoy tuvo un descenso leve antes de recuperarse para terminar en un máximo récord.
5. (agriculture)
a. el baño desinfectante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This dip is very important to the health of our sheep.Este baño desinfectante es muy importante para la salud de nuestras ovejas.
6. (geology)
a. la inclinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A dip of zero degrees means the stratum is horizontal.Una inclinación de cero grado significa que el estrato es horizontal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to insert; used with "in" and "into")
a. meter en
The thief dipped his hand into her purse and took her wallet without her noticing.El ladrón metió la mano en su bolso y le quitó la cartera sin que se diera cuenta.
b. mojar en (in liquid)
The second he dipped his sword in the lake, it turned to gold.En el instante en el que mojó la espada en el lago, se convirtió en oro.
c. bañar en (in liquid)
He dipped the plate into the soapy water and began to scrub it.Bañó el plato en el agua jabonosa y lo empezó a fregar.
8. (to lower)
a. bajar
He saw the car coming, but he forgot to dip his lights.Vio que se acercaba el carro, pero se olvidó de bajar las luces.
9. (agriculture)
a. desinfectar
There have been diseases in the area. I think we should dip the goats.Se registraron enfermedades en la zona. Creo que deberíamos desinfectar las cabras.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to become lower)
a. bajar
The price of gas dipped to $2.45 per gallon today.Hoy bajó el precio de la gasolina a $2.45 por galón.
11. (to go down)
a. descender
The road dips after cresting the hill.La carretera desciende después de alcanzar la cresta de la montaña.
b. bajar
The trail dipped and followed the bank of a small stream.El sendero bajaba y bordeaba la orilla de un pequeño arroyo.
c. bajar en picada (in flight)
The eagle dipped to grab the salmon with its talons.El águila bajó en picada para agarrar el salmón con sus garras.
d. bajar en picado (in flight)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The plane dipped to 5,000 ft.El avión bajó en picado hasta 5,000 pies.
12. (to drop out of sight)
a. esconderse
The sun dipped below the mountains.El sol se escondió detrás de las montañas.
b. hundirse
Once the moon dipped below the horizon, the stars came to life.Cuando la luna se hundió en el horizonte, las estrellas cobraron vida.
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dip
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in road)
a. la bajada f, pendiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (in prices)
a. el caída f, descenso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (colloquial)
a. el chapuzón m, baño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(swim)
to go for a dipir a darse un chapuzón
4. (sauce)
a. la salsa fría
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (immerse)
a. meter
6. (food)
a. mojar
7. (lower)
a. bajar
to dip one's headlightsponer las luces de cruce
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (road)
a. bajar, descender un poco
9. (prices)
a. caer, descender
the sun dipped below the horizonel sol se hundió en el horizonte
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dip [dɪp]
noun
1 (swim) baño (m); chapuzón (m); zambullida (f); (LAm)
to go for a dip ir a darse un baño or un chapuzón
2 (slope) declive (m); pendiente (f); (hollow) hondonada (f); depresión (f)
3 (Geol) [of rock strata, fault] inclinación (f)
angle of dip buzamiento (m); angulo (m) de inclinación; magnetic dip inclinación (f) (magnética)
4 (Cookery) salsa (f) para mojar; (para mojar)
5 (Agr) (for sheep, poultry) baño (m) de desinfección
transitive verb
1 (thrust) (into liquid) sumergir; bañar;in, into en; [+pen] mojar;in, into en; [+hand] (into bag) meter;in, into en; [+ladle, scoop] meter;in, into en; [+sheep] bañar con desinfectante
2 (lower) [+flag] bajar; saludar con; (Aer) [+wings] saludar con
to dip one's (head)lights (Britain) poner las luces cortas or de cruce; poner las luces bajas; (LAm) dipped headlights luces (f) cortas or de cruce; luces (f) bajas; (LAm)
intransitive verb
1 (slope down) [+road] bajar en pendiente
the path dips into the hollow where a stream comes out of the hills
[+land] formar una hondonada
From the brow of the hill the land dipped and rose again the land dipped to form a tiny rural pocket
2 (move down) [+bird, plane] bajar en picado; [+temperature] bajar; [+sun] esconderse
the sun dipped below the hill el sol se escondió tras la colina
3 (draw on)
to dip into one's savings echar mano de los ahorros
4 (read superficially)
to dip into a book hojear un libro
modifier
dip switch (n) (Aut) interruptor (m) de las luces cortas or de cruce; interruptor (m) de las luces bajas; (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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