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dribbleverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈdrɪb.əl/  us   /ˈdrɪb.əl/
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.
UK to have liquid slowly coming out of your mouth: Babies dribble constantly.
dribbler
noun [C] uk   /ˈdrɪb.əl.ər/  us   /ˈdrɪb.əl.ɚ/
He's a good dribbler.
dribbling
noun [U] uk   /ˈdrɪb.əl.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈdrɪb.əl.ɪŋ/

dribblenoun

uk   /ˈdrɪb.əl/  us   /ˈdrɪb.əl/
  • 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.
(Definition of dribble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dribble" in American English

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dribbleverb

 us   /ˈdrɪb·əl/
  • dribble verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

[I] to move or happen slowly in small amounts or a few at a time: Customers dribbled in and out all day.
[I] When a liquid dribbles, it escapes slowly in small drops: Juice dribbled down the baby’s chin.
  • dribble verb (MOVE BALL)

[I/T] in basketball, to move a ball by using your hand to bounce it against the ground, or in soccer by kicking it repeatedly

dribblenoun [C]

 us   /ˈdrɪb·əl/
  • dribble noun [C] (SMALL FLOW)

a small flow, esp. of liquid: Water leaked from the tank in dribbles.
  • dribble noun [C] (MOVING A BALL)

in basketball or soccer, the act of moving a ball by bouncing or kicking it: He took one dribble and then passed the ball.
(Definition of dribble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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