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- Rhymes: -ɪp
- (intransitive) To fall one drop at a time.
- Listening to the tap next door drip all night drove me mad!
- (intransitive) To leak slowly.
- Does the sink drip, or have I just spilt water over the floor?
- (transitive) To let fall in drops.
- After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil.
- My broken pen dripped ink onto the table.
- Jonathan Swift
- Which from the thatch drips fast a shower of rain.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- Philander went into the next room […] and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
- (intransitive, usually with with) To have a superabundance of valuable things.
- The Old Hall simply drips with masterpieces of the Flemish painters.
- The duchess was dripping with jewels.
- (intransitive, of the weather) To rain lightly.
- The weather isn't so bad. I mean, it's dripping, but you're not going to get so wet.
- (intransitive) To be wet, to be soaked.
to fall one drop at a time
to leak slowly
to put a small amount of a liquid on something, drop by drop
drip (plural drips)
- A drop of a liquid.
- I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.
- (medicine) An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream (an intravenous drip).
- He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.
- (colloquial) A limp, ineffectual, boring or otherwise uninteresting person.
- He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip!
a drop of a liquid
a boring or otherwise uninteresting person
an apparatus that slowly releases a liquid
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