drip

drip
v. & n.
—v. (dripped, dripping)
1 intr. & tr. fall or let fall in drops.
2 intr. (often foll. by with) be so wet as to shed drops (dripped with blood).
—n.
1 a the act or an instance of dripping (the steady drip of rain). b a drop of liquid (a drip of paint). c a sound of dripping.
2 colloq. a stupid, dull, or ineffective person.
3 (Med. drip-feed) the drip-by-drip intravenous administration of a solution of salt, sugar, etc.
4 Archit. a projection, esp. from a window-sill, keeping the rain off the walls.
Phrases and idioms:
drip-dry v. (-dries, -dried)
1 intr. (of fabric etc.) dry crease-free when hung up to drip.
2 tr. leave (a garment etc.) hanging up to dry.
—adj. able to be drip-dried. drip-mat a small mat under a glass. drip-moulding (or -stone) Archit. a stone etc. projection that deflects rain etc. from walls. dripping wet very wet.
Etymology: MDa. drippe f. Gmc (cf. DROP)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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