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English definition of “trickle”

trickle

verb [I]    /ˈtrɪk·əl/
(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.
(Definition of trickle verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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