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English definition of “dribble”

dribble

verb     /ˈdrɪbl/
MOUTH [I] If someone dribbles, a small amount of liquid comes out of their mouth and goes down their face: Babies dribble a lot.Movement of liquids
LIQUID [I, T] If a liquid dribbles, it falls slowly in small amounts, and if you dribble a liquid, you pour it so it falls slowly in small amounts: Dribble some oil over the vegetables.Movement of liquids
SPORT [I, T] to move a ball along by using your hand to hit it against the ground or kicking it several timesGeneral terms used in ball sports
dribble noun [C, U]
(Definition of dribble verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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