drib´bler

drib´bler
drib|ble «DRIHB uhl», verb, -bled, -bling, noun.
–v.i.
1. to flow in drops or small amounts; trickle; drip: »

That leaky faucet dribbles.

2. to let saliva run from the mouth; drool: »

The baby dribbles on his bib.

SYNONYM(S): drivel.
3. to move a ball along by bouncing it or giving it short kicks so as to keep control of it.
–v.t.
1. to let flow in drops or small amounts; trickle: »

That leaky faucet is constantly dribbling water.

SYNONYM(S): drip.
2. to move (a ball) along by bouncing it or giving it short kicks: »

to dribble a basketball, dribble a soccer ball.

–n.
1. a dropping; dripping; trickle: »

There's a dribble of milk running down your chin.

2. a small amount: »

Figurative. In the Funds a dearth of buyers and a dribble of sales were reflected in further losses (London Times).

3. a very light rain; drizzle.
4. the act of dribbling a ball.
[< drib + -le]
drib´bler, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • drib — drib·bler; drib·let; drib; drib·ble; …   English syllables

  • drib|ble — «DRIHB uhl», verb, bled, bling, noun. –v.i. 1. to flow in drops or small amounts; trickle; drip: »That leaky faucet dribbles. 2. to let saliva run from the mouth; drool: »The baby dribbles on his bib …   Useful english dictionary

  • bler — am·bler; bab·bler; bib·bler; brab·bler; bub·bler; bur·bler; ca·bler; cob·bler; dab·bler; dib·bler; dis·sem·bler; drab·bler; drib·bler; en·fee·bler; fa·bler; fum·bler; gab·bler; gam·bler; gar·bler; grum·bler; mar·bler; mum·bler; nib·bler;… …   English syllables

  • dribbler — drib·bler …   English syllables

  • dribble — drib•ble [[t]ˈdrɪb əl[/t]] v. bled, bling, n. 1) to fall or flow in drops or small quantities; trickle 2) to drivel; slaver 3) spo to advance a ball by bouncing it or a puck by giving it short, quick kicks or pushes 4) to let fall in drops 5) spo …   From formal English to slang

  • Dribbler — Drib bler, n. One who dribbles …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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