sip


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sip \Sip\, v. i.
   To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to
   take a sip or sips of something.
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         [She] raised it to her mouth with sober grace;
         Then, sipping, offered to the next in place. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sip \Sip\, n.
   1. The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.
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   2. A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.
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            One sip of this
            Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight
            Beyond the bliss of dreams.           --Milton.
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            A sip is all that the public ever care to take from
            reservoirs of abstract philosophy.    --De Quincey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sip \Sip\ (s[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sipped (s[i^]pt); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Sipping.] [OE. sippen; akin to OD. sippen, and
   AS. s?pan to sip, suck up, drink. See Sup, 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. "Every herb that sips the dew." --Milton.
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   2. To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar
      from the flowers.
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   3. To taste the liquor of; to drink out of. [Poetic]
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            They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.
                                                  --Dryden.
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