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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


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.


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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