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jakartaman

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Korean
To "dip" is to put something in a liquid and pull it out quickly.

It seems like "dip" could sound strange when it's used with "deep"

because the movement of dipping has to be quick.

So I wonder if it's ok to say, "Dip your cheese stick deep in the sauce."

Or should I replace "dip" with some other verb?
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    It's fine ... although I must say the sentence is slightly frightening. :) I can't imagine how it would be used or to whom it would be addressed.

    Dip can be quickly or briefly -- and either is fine with your cheese stick and sauce.
     

    jakartaman

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you, copyright. I'm not going to use the sentence to anyone.
    I made it to help some kids to memorize the word "dip"
    since it sounds similar to the word "deep," which they are already familiar with.
     
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