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NOUN (3)

1. flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid;
- Example: "there's a drip through the roof"
[syn: drip, trickle, dribble]

2. saliva spilling from the mouth;
[syn: drool, dribble, drivel, slobber]

3. the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks;
[syn: dribble, dribbling]


VERB (4)

1. run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream;
- Example: "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"
- Example: "reports began to dribble in"
[syn: trickle, dribble, filter]

2. let or cause to fall in drops;
- Example: "dribble oil into the mixture"
[syn: dribble, drip, drop]

3. propel, "Carry the ball";
- Example: "dribble the ball"
[syn: dribble, carry]

4. let saliva drivel from the mouth;
- Example: "The baby drooled"
[syn: drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, dribble]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dribble \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. [1913 Webster] 2. To slaver, as a child or an idiot; to drivel. [1913 Webster] 3. To fall weakly and slowly. [Obs.] "The dribbling dart of love." --Shak. (Meas. for Meas., i. 3, 2). [Perhaps an error for dribbing.] [1913 Webster] 4. In basketball, football and similar games, to dribble[2] the ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 5. To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dribble \Drib"ble\, v. t. 1. To let fall in drops. [1913 Webster] Let the cook . . . dribble it all the way upstairs. -- Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. In basketball and various other games, to propel (the ball) by successive slight hits or kicks so as to keep it always in control. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dribble \Drib"ble\, n. 1. A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. An act of dribbling[2] a ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dribble n 1: flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid; "there's a drip through the roof" [syn: drip, trickle, dribble] 2: saliva spilling from the mouth [syn: drool, dribble, drivel, slobber] 3: the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks [syn: dribble, dribbling] v 1: run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in" [syn: trickle, dribble, filter] 2: let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture" [syn: dribble, drip, drop] 3: propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball" [syn: dribble, carry] 4: let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled" [syn: drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, dribble]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "dribble": ace, atom, bit, condensation, condense, dab, distill, distillation, dole, dot, dram, driblet, drip, dripping, drippings, dripple, drivel, drool, drop, dwarf, expectorate, expectoration, farthing, filter, fleck, flyspeck, foam, fragment, froth, gobbet, grain, granule, groat, gurgle, hair, handful, hawk, iota, jot, leach, leaching, leak, leak out, leakage, leaking, little, little bit, lixiviate, lixiviation, minim, minimum, minutiae, mite, modicum, molecule, mote, mouth-watering, nutshell, ounce, particle, pebble, percolate, percolation, pinch, pittance, point, ptyalism, saliva, salivate, salivation, scrimption, scruple, seep, seepage, seeping, sialagogue, slabber, slaver, slobber, smidgen, smitch, speck, spew, spit, spittle, spoonful, spot, spurtle, sputum, sweat, sweating, thimbleful, tiny bit, tittle, trickle, tricklet, trifling amount, trill, trivia, weep, whit