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[ sip ]SEE DEFINITION OF sip

Synonyms for sip

  • imbibe
  • quaff
  • savor
  • extract
  • partake
  • sample
  • sup
  • swallow
  • taste
  • toss
  • drink in
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Antonyms for sip

  • abstain
  • refrain
  • down
  • slurp
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SIP

He raised his cup to his lips, took a sip, and set it down again.

Then he raised the marshal's head and gave him a sip of the fiery stuff.

But now with every sip of wine the temptation came stronger and stronger.

I myself only drink water; he takes just a sip of white wine.

Take a sip of water, Mike, like a reg'lar one, and cut loose.

He was too weak to protest and he managed to sip the drink through a glass tube.

Daniel lit the latter, took a sip of the former and listened to the music.

He put the knife and fork down, lifted the glass and took a sip.

Returning his steadfast gaze, I took a sip of my black coffee.

And, when the chanting was over, the child was given to sip of the wine.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from a source related to Low German sippen "to sip," or from Old English sypian "absorb, drink in," related to supan "to take into the mouth a little at a time" (see sup (v.2)). Related: Sipped; sipping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SIP

drank

verbtake in liquid
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