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trickle

verb [I]  /ˈtrɪk·əl/ us  
(of liquid) to flow slowly and without force: Blood trickled from a cut in his forehead. To trickle is also to happen gradually and in small numbers: After the hurricane, all the telephones were out, and it was some time before reports of damage began to trickle in.

trickle

noun [C]  /ˈtrɪk·əl/ us  
a slow flow of something, or a small number of people or things arriving or leaving somewhere: A trickle of sweat ran down his chest. Only a trickle (= small amount) of goods reached the village.
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