tip• Vto turn or move something so that it is notstraight or level : to cause something to lean orslant : TILT ▪ She tipped her head to theleft. ▪ He tipped his glass and spilled some water.• N.the end of something that is usually long andthin▪ a pencil tip ▪ the tips of her fingers ▪ the tip of aski ▪ The village is located at the southern tip ofthe island.
tip• An amount of money you leave a waiter orperson who provides a service.• I tipped the waiter $5.00 because he was sopolite.• on the tip of your tongue (idiom)• 1 If a word, name, etc., is on the tip of yourtongue, you know it but cannot remember it.▪ His name is (right) on the tip of my tongue.
bit• a small piece of something▪ Put all the broken bits back together. — often + of ▪ He ateevery last/single bit of the food. [=he ate all of the food] ▪ Heate only a couple of tiny little bits of bread and cheese anddrank a drop or two of wine. ▪ We need to get all the bitsof dirt out of the carpet. ▪ There were broken bits of glass allover the floor• Past tense of bite• The dog bit me on the hand.• She bit her fingernails.
dip• V. to put (something) into a liquid and pull it out again quickly— usually + in or into ▪Lightly dip the paintbrush into thepaint. ▪ We dipped our toes into the water to see how cold itwas. ▪The shrimp are dipped in batter and thenfried. ▪ a dipping sauce• to decrease somewhat usually for a short time▪ Gasoline prices have dipped again. ▪ The temperaturecould dip below freezing tonight.
fit• V - to be the right size and shape for (someoneor something) ▪ The suit fits him perfectly. ▪ Ihope this key fits the lock. ▪ The twopieces fit each other perfectly. ▪ Theseshoes fit perfectly.
fit• Adj. - physically healthy and strong▪ physically fit ▪ He felt overmatchedagainst fitter [=healthier], strongerplayers. ▪ Patients are encouraged toget/keep fit. ▪ Are you fit enough to walkthere?
lid• a cover on a box, can, jar, etc., that can be lifted or removed• keep a lid on• 1 : to keep (something secret) from being known▪ She tried to keep a lid on the news.
tin• [noncount] : a soft, shiny, bluish-white metalthat has many different uses• 2 [count] a : a container or plate made ofmetal▪ a pie tin
bib• a piece of cloth or plastic that is worn under ababys chin while the baby is eating
bid• : to offer to pay (a particular amount of money) forsomething that is being sold : to make a bid at an auction▪ Ill bid $100 on the lamp but no higher. ▪ The auctioneersaid, “What am I bid [=offered] for this lamp?” ▪ He plansto stop bidding if the bids go over $500. ▪ The twobrothers bid against each other for the same chair. [=theyeach tried to buy the chair by repeatedly making higherbids than the other one had made]: to offer to do work for a particular price▪ Several local companies are bidding for the same job. ▪ Hiscompany bid on the snow removal contract.• 2 past tense and past participle bid : to say how manypoints you are trying to win in a card game▪ He bid two. ▪ He bid and I passed.
dim• V. to make (a light) less bright or to become less bright• ▪ Dim the lights. ▪ The cars headlights were dimmed. ▪ Thelights dimmed.• Adj. not bright or clear▪ I found her sitting in a dim [=dark] corner of therestaurant. ▪ a dim [=obscure, faint] light ▪ not seenclearly ▪ Just the dim outline of the building could be seenthrough the fog
fib• an untrue statement about something minoror unimportant▪ I have to admit that I told a fib when I said Ienjoyed the movie. ▪ Is she telling fibs again?• He fibbed about liking her new dress.• He fibbed about his weight.
Hidpast tense of hideV : to put (something) in a place where it cannot beseen or found▪ She hid the gifts under the bed. ▪ His recordswere hidden (away) in the back room.I hid some money in my mattress.
jig• N. a type of lively dance▪ She did/danced a little jig. ; also : the music played for sucha dance▪ Hey, play us a jig.• the jig is up - used to say that a dishonest plan or activity hasbeen discovered and will not be allowed to continue ▪ The jigis up: where did you hide the stolen goods?
nip• V. : to bite or pinch (someone or something) lightly• ▪ The dog nipped my ankles.• ▪ The dog nipped at my ankles.
rig•[count] 1 : equipment or machinery that is used for aparticular purpose▪ an oil-drilling rig = an oil rig ▪ a radio rig• 2 US : a large truck that is attached to a trailer▪ He drives a big rig.
Rig verb• rigs; rigged; rig·ging• [+ obj] : to control or affect (something, such as a game orelection) in a dishonest way in order to get a desired result▪ They are suspected of rigging [=fixing] the election.