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trickleverb [I]

uk   /ˈtrɪk.əl/ us   /ˈtrɪk.əl/
  • 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.

tricklenoun

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

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trickleverb [I]

us   /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.

tricklenoun [C]

us   /ˈtrɪk·əl/
a slow flow of something, or a small number of people or things arriving or leaving somewhere: A trickle of sweat ran down his chest. Only a trickle (= small amount) of goods reached the village.
(Definition of trickle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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trickleverb [I]

uk   /ˈtrɪkl/ us  
to arrive or move somewhere slowly or gradually: trickle back Foreign capital has been trickling back, as investors seek higher returns 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   /ˈtrɪkl/ us  
a very small number of people or things: a slow/steady trickle of sth Throughout the day there was a steady trickle of customers.be 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, chorrear, resbalar un hilo de (sangre/agua)…
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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