dip into

dip into
verb
read selectively; read only certain passages from a text
Hypernyms: ↑read
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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dip into [phrasal verb]
dip into (something)
1 a : to take out an amount of money from (something)

They had to dip into their savings to pay for the repairs.

Consumers are dipping into their pocketbooks [=they are spending money] this season.

1 b : to use part of (something)

He dipped into his knowledge of history to reconsider the present political situation.

a company dipping into its pool of job applicants

2 : to read parts of (something) in a casual or brief way

dip into a book of poetry

— see also dip 1 (above), 1
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Main Entry:dip

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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