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Dip1

other word formation type; verb
Leave a place. Connotation includes leaving early or unobtrusively or choosing to leave because an event is boring.
 
The venue the person is dipping from is usually a party or other event, but can be applied to any gathering of people. It is always leaving the presence of people, however, as a person wouldn’t say “I’m dipping (from) home and I’ll be there in fifteen minutes.” The reason for this is the part of the definition referring to leaving quietly as to not be noticed. The physical action of dropping below view or dipping something in a sauce could be metaphors for leaving quickly or quietly.
Etymology : Possibly from the English word dip, "to drop out of sight," or from the action of dipping something in a sauce and removing it quickly.
Source : “I’m gonna dip,” classmate 11-2-17 www.etymonline.com
Last modified: 4 December 2017


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