drib|ble

drib|ble
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´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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • ble — ab·di·ca·ble; abom·i·na·ble; abus·a·ble; ac·ces·si·ble; ac·com·mo·da·ble; ac·cost·a·ble; ac·cu·mu·la·ble; ac·cus·a·ble; ace·to·sol·u·ble; achie·va·ble; acid·i·fi·a·ble; ac·knowl·edge·a·ble; act·a·ble; ac·ti·va·ble; ac·tu·al·iz·a·ble; add·a·ble;… …   English syllables

  • drib — [drib] vi., vt. dribbed, dribbing [< DRIP] Obs. to fall or let fall, in or as if in driblets to fall or let fall, in or as if in driblets dribs and drabs [< N Eng drib, driblet, droplet + drab for drap, dial. form of DROP] small amounts …   English World dictionary

  • drib|blet — drib|let or drib|blet «DRIHB liht», noun. a small amount: »He paid off his big debt in driblets, a dollar or two a week. ╂[< drib + let] …   Useful english dictionary

  • drib|let — or drib|blet «DRIHB liht», noun. a small amount: »He paid off his big debt in driblets, a dollar or two a week. ╂[< drib + let] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drib — Drib, v. t. & i. (Archery) To shoot (a shaft) so as to pierce on the descent. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drib — Drib, n. 1. A drop. [Obs.] Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. a small portion or small amount of anything; used mostly in the phrase dribs and drabs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drib — Drib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dribbing}.] [Cf. {Drip}.] To do by little and little; as: (a) To cut off by a little at a time; to crop. (b) To appropriate unlawfully; to filch; to defalcate. [1913 Webster] He who drives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drib — /drib/, n. a small or minute quantity; bit. [1720 30; back formation from DRIBLET] * * * …   Universalium

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