Sip

Definition of Sip

Pronunciation: sĭp
v. t.1.To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea.
[imp. & p. p. Sipped (sĭpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Sipping.]
2.To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.
3.To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.
They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.
[She] raised it to her mouth with sober grace;
Then, sipping, offered to the next in place.
- Dryden.
n.1.The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.
2.A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.
One sip of this
Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight
Beyond the bliss of dreams.
- Milton.
A sip is all that the public ever care to take from reservoirs of abstract philosophy.
- De Quincey.

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