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Meaning of DRIBBLE

Pronunciation:  'dribul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
  2. [n]  saliva spilling from the mouth
  3. [n]  flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid; "there's a drip through the roof"
  4. [v]  let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled"
  5. [v]  move, as in hockey or soccer; "Carry the ball"
  6. [v]  let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"
  7. [v]  run or flow slowly, or in an unsteady stream; "reports began to dribble in."

DRIBBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: carry, dribbling, drip, drip, drivel, drivel, drool, drool, filter, slabber, slaver, slobber, slobber, trickle, trickle
 See Also: actuation, association football, basketball, basketball game, course, drool over, flow, flow, flowing, hit, intravenous drip, leach, percolate, pour, propulsion, run, saliva, salivate, slobber over, soccer, spit, spittle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Drib"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Dribbing}.] [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.]
    1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession
       of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves.
    2. To slaver, as a child or an idiot; to drivel.
    3. To fall weakly and slowly. [Obs.] ``The dribbling dart of
       love.'' --Shak. (Meas. for Meas., i. 3, 2). [Perhaps an
       error for {dribbing}.]
  2. \Drib"ble\, v. t.
    To let fall in drops.
          Let the cook . . . dribble it all the way upstairs. --
  3. \Drib"ble\, n.
    A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops. [Colloq.]
  4. \Drib"ble\, v. t.
    In various games, to propel (the ball) by successive slight
    hits or kicks so as to keep it always in control.
  5. \Drib"ble\, v. i.
    1. In football and similar games, to dribble the ball.
    2. To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.
  6. \Drib"ble\, n.
    An act of dribbling a ball.
Thesaurus Terms
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