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trickle

verb
 
 
/ˈtrɪkl/
trickle down/from/out of, etc If liquid trickles somewhere, it flows slowly and in a thin line: She could feel the sweat trickling down her back.Movement of liquids
trickle in/into/out, etc to go somewhere slowly in small numbers: People began to trickle into the classroom.Slow and moving slowly
trickle noun [C] a trickle of blood
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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