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trickle

verb [I] uk   /ˈtrɪk.l̩/ us  

trickle verb [I] (LIQUID)

trickle down, from, out of, etc. sth If liquid trickles somewhere, it flows slowly and without force in a thin line: Blood trickled out of the corner of his mouth. Oil was trickling from a tiny hole in the tank.

trickle verb [I] (SMALL NUMBER)

trickle in, out, back, etc. to arrive or move somewhere slowly and gradually, in small numbers: Gradually people trickled back into the theatre for the second half.

trickle

noun uk   /ˈtrɪk.l̩/ us  

trickle noun (SMALL NUMBER)

[S] a very small number of people or things arriving or leaving somewhere: We usually only get a trickle of customers in the shop in the mornings.

trickle noun (LIQUID)

[C] a small amount of liquid that is flowing slowly in a thin line: A trickle of melted butter made its way down his chin.
Translations of “trickle”
in Spanish gotear, resbalar un hilo de (sangre/agua), salir poco a poco…
in Arabic يَقْطُر…
in Korean 흐르다…
in Portuguese escorrer…
in French dégoutter…
in German tröpfeln…
in Catalan degotar, regalimar…
in Japanese (液体が)伝う, したたる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體…
in Italian colare, gocciolare…
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