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dribble

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈdrɪb.l̩/

dribble verb [I or T] (FLOW SLOWLY)

to (cause a liquid to) flow very slowly in small amounts: The water was barely dribbling out of the tap.UK Dribble the remaining olive oil over the tomatoes.

dribble verb [I or T] (FROM MOUTH)

UK to have liquid slowly coming out of your mouth: Babies dribble constantly.

dribble verb [I or T] (MOVE BALL)

in football or hockey, to move a ball along the ground with repeated small kicks or hits, or (in basketball) to move a ball by repeatedly hitting it against the floor with your hand: He dribbled the ball and then shot. His speed allows him to easily dribble past defenders.
dribbler
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
He's a good dribbler.
dribbling
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/

dribble

noun uk   us   /ˈdrɪb.l̩/

dribble noun (FROM MOUTH)

[C or U] UK liquid that comes out of your mouth: There was dribble all over her chin. a dribble of saliva

dribble noun (SLOW FLOW)

[C or U] a very slow flow of a liquid: The flow of water was reduced to a dribble.

dribble noun (MOVE BALL)

[C] in football, when a ball is moved along the ground with repeated kicks or, in basketball, when a ball is moved by repeatedly hitting it against the floor with your hand: Brinkworth's attempted dribble through the Milan defence was stopped by Ponti's tackle.
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