dribble

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See also: dribblé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

drib +‎ -le (early modern English frequentative suffix)

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dribble (third-person singular simple present dribbles, present participle dribbling, simple past and past participle dribbled)

  1. To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool
  2. To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle
  3. In various ball games, to run with the ball, controlling its path with the feet
  4. (basketball) To bounce the ball on the floor with one hand at a time, enabling the player to move with it;
  5. To advance by dribbling
  6. (transitive) to let something fall in drips
    • Jonathan Swift
      Let the cook [] dribble it all the way upstairs.
  7. (transitive) in various ball games, to move the ball, by repeated light kicks

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Noun[edit]

dribble (plural dribbles)

  1. A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
  2. A small amount of a liquid.
  3. In sport, the act of dribbling.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English dribble.

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Noun[edit]

dribble m (plural dribbles)

  1. (sports) dribble

Verb[edit]

dribble

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dribbler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dribbler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of dribbler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of dribbler
  5. second-person singular imperative of dribbler

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

dribble

  1. First-person singular present of dribbeln.
  2. Imperative singular of dribbeln.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of dribbeln.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of dribbeln.