dip verb

1 in liquid

ADV. lightly She dipped the brush lightly in the varnish.

PREP. in, into He dipped his finger in the water

2 go/move downwards

ADV. gently hills which dip gently to the east | steeply | down The road dipped steeply down into the town.

PREP. below The sun dipped below the horizon.

3 prices/support, etc.

ADV. slightly | sharply Support dipped sharply to 51%.