dribble

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See also: dribblé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

drib +‎ -le (early modern English frequentative suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɹɪ.bəl/, /dɹɪ.bl̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɹɪ.bɫ̩/, /ˈdɹɪ.b(ə)l/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪbəl

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (basketball, soccer) In various ball games, to move (with) the ball, controlling its path by kicking or bouncing it repeatedly
  2. To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool
  3. To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle
  4. (transitive) To let something fall in drips.
  5. (dated) To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.
  6. To perform a card flourish in which the cards fall smoothly from one's hand.

Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: driblovat
  • French: dribbler

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Noun[edit]

dribble (countable and uncountable, plural dribbles)

  1. (uncountable) Drool; saliva.
  2. (countable) A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
  3. (countable) A small amount of a liquid.
  4. (countable, sports) The act of moving (with) a ball by kicking or bouncing it.
  5. (countable) A card flourish in which the cards fall smoothly from one's hand.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

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dribble

  1. inflection of dribbeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I