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trickle

trick·le

trickle

 
 
pronunciation:
trI kl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trickled, trickles, trickling
definition 1: to fall or flow in drops or in a thin, weak stream.
synonyms:
dribble, drip
antonyms:
gush
similar words:
drain, exude, flow, leak, ooze, percolate, seep, spill, sprinkle, stream, weep
definition 2: to go or come slowly, irregularly, or in small numbers.
Viewers trickled through the gallery.
synonyms:
filter
antonyms:
pour
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to flow, fall, go, or come thinly or irregularly.
She trickled the coins between her fingers.
synonyms:
dribble, drip, percolate
antonyms:
gush
similar words:
drop, leak, ooze, spill, sprinkle, stream, weep
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin weak flow.
synonyms:
dribble, drip
antonyms:
flood, gush, torrent
similar words:
drop, droplet, flow, ooze, stream
definition 2: a small, slow, or irregular quantity going or coming.
only a trickle of responses to the advertisement
synonyms:
dribble
antonyms:
gush
similar words:
bit, drop, sprinkle, stream
derivation: tricklingly (adv.)
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