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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: dip into.
  • v. To spend some of one's savings
  • v. To read parts of something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. read selectively; read only certain passages from a text


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  • When you come to a brook or pond, you can catch fish and cook them; or you can boil a hasty-pudding; or you can buy a loaf of bread at a farmer's house for fourpence, moisten it in the next brook that crosses the road, and dip into it your sugar, -- this alone will last you a whole day; -- or, if you are accustomed to heartier living, you can buy a quart of milk for two cents, crumb your bread or cold pudding into it, and eat it with your own spoon out of your own dish.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • Swimming in the Helford River, where the oaks stretch out their branches level with the water to dip into it at high tide, or on Dartmoor, going against the current with the running salmon in the steeply wooded Dart, I realized the logic of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s superb Between the Woods and the Water.


  • Receive it then, my poor Clare, and let the utterings of my pen (which instead of gloomy ink I would dip into the sweet balm of Gilead for thy afflictions) prove again and again thy 'physician.'

    Life and Remains of John Clare

  • The next woman to dip into the snow and kneel before the guru was tall, bony, and Spanish-looking.

    Blood Test

  • They were succeeded by Mrs. Hatch’s electric victoria, in which that lady reclined in the lonely splendour of a spring toilet obviously designed for company; and a moment or two later came Judy Trenor, accompanied by Lady Skiddaw, who had come over for her annual tarpon fishing and a dip into “the street.”

    The House of Mirth


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