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English noun: dribble

1. dribble (event) flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid


SamplesThere's a drip through the roof.


Synonymsdrip, trickle


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing


Narrower (hyponym)intravenous drip

2. dribble (body) saliva spilling from the mouth


Synonymsdrivel, drool, slobber


Broader (hypernym)saliva, spit, spittle

3. dribble (act) the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks


Synonymsdribbling


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)double dribble


Domain categoryassociation football, basketball, basketball game, hoops, soccer


English verb: dribble

1. dribble (motion) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream


SamplesWater trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose.
Reports began to dribble in.


ExamplesWater and oil dribble into the bowl


Synonymsfilter, trickle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run


Narrower (hyponym)leach, percolate

2. dribble (contact) let or cause to fall in drops


SamplesDribble oil into the mixture.


ExamplesThe women dribble water into the bowl


Synonymsdrip, drop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)pour


Verb groupdrip

3. dribble (contact) propel,


SamplesCarry the ball.
Dribble the ball.


Synonymscarry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categoryathletics, sport

4. dribble (body) let saliva drivel from the mouth


SamplesThe baby drooled.


Synonymsdrivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)salivate









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