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See also: dribblé
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɹɪ.bəl/, /dɹɪ.bl̩/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɹɪ.bɫ̩/, /ˈdɹɪ.b(ə)l/
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- Rhymes: -ɪbəl
- (basketball, soccer) In various ball games, to move (with) the ball, controlling its path by kicking or bouncing it repeatedly.
- To let saliva drip from the mouth; to drool.
- The baby dribbled onto its bib.
- To fall in drops or an unsteady stream; to trickle.
- (transitive) To let something fall in drips.
- 1731 (date written, published 1745), Jonathan Swift, “Directions to Servants”, in Thomas Sheridan and John Nichols, editors, The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, […], volume XVI, new edition, London: […] J[oseph] Johnson, […], published 1801, OCLC 1184656746:
- let her [the cook] follow him softly with a ladle full, and dribble it all the way up stairs to the dining-room
- (dated) To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.
- To perform a card flourish in which the cards fall smoothly from one's hand.
to let saliva drip from the mouth
to fall in drops or an unsteady stream
to move (with) a ball by kicking or bouncing it
to let something fall in drips
- (uncountable) Drool; saliva.
- (countable) A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
- (countable) A small amount of a liquid.
- (countable, sports) The act of moving (with) a ball by kicking or bouncing it.
- (countable) A card flourish in which the cards fall smoothly from one's hand.
small amount of liquid
act of kicking or bouncing a ball
dribble m (plural dribbles)
- inflection of :
- “dribble”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.