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To develop a curved surface on a plane
to die for
To die game
To die in harness
To die in the last ditch
To die in the pain
To die out
To dig down
To dig from
To dig in
To dig out
To din into
To dine with Duke Humphrey
To ding anything in one's ears
To dip snuff
To dip the flag
To dish out
To dish up
To dispense with
To dispose of
to do
To do a thing on the cross
To do by
To do danger
To do for
To do grace
To do one honor
To do one shame
To do one's best
To do one's business

To dip the colors definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dip Dip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dippedor Dipt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. Deep, Dive.] 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev. iv. 6. [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep. --Pope. While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson. 2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of Common Prayer. Fuller. 3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic] A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er. --Milton. 4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair. He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons. --Dryden. 5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water. 6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.] Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden. Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow. To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.] To dip the colors (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.


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