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drib·ble

dribble

 
 
pronunciation:
drI bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dribbled, dribbles, dribbling
definition 1: to drip or flow slowly in drops.
synonyms:
drip, trickle
similar words:
leak, ooze, seep, sprinkle
definition 2: to drip saliva out of the mouth; drool.
synonyms:
drivel, drool, slaver, slobber
similar words:
spit, splutter
definition 3: in sports, to advance a ball or puck by rapid, short bounces, kicks, or pushes.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to dribble.
The artist dribbled paint over the canvas.
synonyms:
drip, trickle
similar words:
freak, leak, ooze, sprinkle
definition 2: to propel (a ball, puck, or the like) by means of repeated bounces, kicks, or pushes.
 
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slow, non-continuous flow of liquid; drip; trickle.
synonyms:
drip, trickle
similar words:
leak, ooze, sprinkle
definition 2: a small amount.
a dribble of information
synonyms:
drop, sprinkle
similar words:
bit, snippet, trickle
definition 3: an instance of dribbling a ball, puck, or the like.
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derivation: dribbler (n.)
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