trickle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “trickle” in the English Dictionary

"trickle" in British English

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trickleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪk.l̩/

trickle verb [I] (LIQUID)

trickle down, from, out of, etc. sth If ​liquid trickles ​somewhere, it ​flowsslowly and without ​force in a ​thinline: Blood trickled out of the ​corner of his ​mouth. Oil was trickling from a ​tinyhole in the ​tank.

trickle verb [I] (SMALL NUMBER)

trickle in, out, back, etc. to ​arrive or ​movesomewhereslowly and ​gradually, in ​smallnumbers: Gradually ​people trickled back into the ​theatre for the second ​half.


uk   us   /ˈtrɪk.l̩/

trickle noun (SMALL NUMBER)

[S] a very ​smallnumber of ​people or things ​arriving or ​leavingsomewhere: We usually only get a trickle of ​customers in the ​mornings.

trickle noun (LIQUID)

[C] a ​smallamount of ​liquid that is ​flowingslowly in a ​thinline: A trickle of ​meltedbutter made ​its way down his ​chin.
(Definition of trickle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trickle" in American English

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trickleverb [I]

 us   /ˈtrɪk·əl/
(of ​liquid) to ​flowslowly and without ​force: Blood trickled from a ​cut in his ​forehead. To trickle is also to ​happengradually and in ​smallnumbers: After the ​hurricane, all the ​telephones were out, and it was some ​time before ​reports of ​damagebegan to trickle in.

tricklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtrɪk·əl/
a ​slowflow of something, or a ​smallnumber of ​people or things ​arriving or ​leavingsomewhere: A trickle of ​sweatran down his ​chest. Only a trickle (= ​smallamount) of ​goodsreached the ​village.
(Definition of trickle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trickle" in Business English

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trickleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪkl/
to arrive or ​move somewhere slowly or gradually: trickle back Foreign ​capital has been trickling back, as ​investorsseekhigherreturns than they can ​find at ​home.trickle in Customers trickled in throughout the afternoon.trickle out Details have begun to trickle out since the ​deal was ​struck Monday night.

tricklenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪkl/
a very ​smallnumber of ​people or things: a slow/steady trickle of sth Throughout the day there was a ​steady trickle of ​ reduced/dwindle/slow to a trickle Trading has ​slowed to a trickle.
(Definition of trickle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trickle”
in Korean 흐르다…
in Arabic يَقْطُر…
in Malaysian menitis…
in French dégoutter…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體…
in Italian colare, gocciolare…
in Spanish gotear, resbalar un hilo de (sangre/agua), salir poco a poco…
in Vietnamese chảy chậm, chảy nhỏ…
in Portuguese escorrer…
in Thai ไหลเป็นหยด…
in German tröpfeln…
in Catalan degotar, regalimar…
in Japanese (液体が)伝う, したたる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体…
in Indonesian menitik…
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