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Answer for the clue "Short swim", 3 letters:
dip

Alternative clues for the word dip

Fondue, for one

Pickpocket

Hors d'oeuvre item

Party staple

Quick swim

Immerse

Tango maneuver

Brief swim

Dance maneuver

Party preparation

Artful Dodger, e.g.

Chip's partner

Move in a ballroom

Potato chip accompaniment

Dance move

Dance flourish

Pickpocket, in slang

Downturn

Ballroom dance move

Minor market fluctuation

Decline

Guacamole, for one

Dunk

Plunge

Slight downturn

Turn down

Temporary falloff

Double ___

Salsa or guacamole

Word after skinny or salsa

Feature of many a ballroom dance

Fondue feature

Swim

Chew

Tostitos bowl?

Fiesta bowl?

Hummus, e.g.

Skinny-___

Highway caution

Mix for a mixer

Salsa, e.g.

Commit a chip-eating faux pas

Reason for a road warning

Guacamole or salsa

Quick jump in the pool

Guacamole, e.g.

Super Bowl party bowl

Start of a bear market

Stock market fluctuation

Double-___ recession

Bad news in the polls

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

A thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

A brief immersion

A brief swim in water

A depression in an otherwise level surface

See 28-Down

Party mixture

Dancer's move

Party fare

Brief trip to the pool

Ballroom step

Skinny follower

Word with cheese or skinny

Swim, "skinny" style

Place for a chip

Land hollow

Pickpocket: Slang

Cocktail accompaniment

Slang word for 9 Down

Word definitions for dip in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES lucky dip COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADVERB below ▪ If player salaries dipped below 50 percent of total revenues, then the tax would disappear. ▪ Rates are expected to dip below 30 percent in coming weeks. ▪ Since...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Magnetic \Mag*net"ic\, Magnetical \Mag*net"ic*al\, a. [L. magneticus: cf. F. magn['e]tique.] Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle. Of or pertaining...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A lower section of a road or geological feature. 2 Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch. 3 The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. 4 A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English dyppan "immerse, baptize by immersion," from Proto-Germanic *duppjan (cognates: Old Norse deypa "to dip," Danish døbe "to baptize," Old Frisian depa , Dutch dopen , German taufen , Gothic daupjan "to baptize"), related to Old English diepan...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road" (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon [syn: angle of dip , magnetic dip , magnetic inclination , inclination ] a thief who steals from...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In Catalan myth , Dip is an evil, black, hairy dog, an emissary of the Devil , who sucks people's blood. Like other figures associated with demons in Catalan myth, he is lame in one leg. Dip is pictured on the escutcheon of Pratdip .

Usage examples of dip.

The rotor wash whipped at Abies as the helicopter turned above, then dipped sharply down behind the tree cover and disappeared.

Accordingly, the finger may be dipped into acetone for several seconds, removed, and be permitted to dry, after which it is inked and printed.

Something fluttered, flittered, dipped, and bobbed in the clear desert sky like an addled bat driven into sunshine.

But this adjutant returned half an hour later with the news that the commander of the dragoons had already retreated beyond the dip in the ground, as a heavy fire had been opened on him and he was losing men uselessly, and so had hastened to throw some sharpshooters into the wood.

The hillside, which had appeared to be one slope, was really a succession of undulations, so that the advancing infantry alternately dipped into shelter and emerged into a hail of bullets.

He allowed the others to dip their fingers in it when cool and use it to wipe their skins to relieve the intolerable itching caused by the aerosol rain from the trees.

Cotton seed is dipped in a fungicide and planted in a Mississippi field sprayed with aldicarb, one of the most toxic chemicals applied in the United States.

This step completed, he passed one of the aromatic branches several times over the candle flame, dipped it in the glowing water, and sprinkled Alec from head to foot, repeating the flame and water process several times.

He dipped his tongue into the hollow of her collarbone, and Amelle gasped.

There was a dish of rosewater by the bed for Billy Anker to dip his fingers in if he started to come too soon.

Dipped ordinary paper in an aqueous solution of sulphate of copper and carbonate of ammonia and then added alkaline solutions of cochineal or equivalent coloring matter.

The wing dipped uncertainly beneath his weight, pulling toward the building Argent had leaped from.

One acolyte held a basin of water, and the priest dipped an aspergillum into the bowl and sprinkled a few drops over me.

For the entire distance he was preceded by a thousand priests and bishops in the finery of their office, intoning a solemn hymn and asperging the genuflecting crowds with conifer sprigs dipped in holy water.

Garnish with flowerets of cauliflower, dipped in aspic and chilled, and lettuce.