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drip

verb uk   us   /drɪp/ (-pp-)
[I or T] If a liquid drips, it falls in drops, or you make it fall in drops: Water dripped down the wall. She dripped paint on the carpet. [I] to produce drops of liquid: Watch out - the candle's dripping.

drip

noun uk   us   /drɪp/

drip noun (LIQUID)

[C] a drop of liquid: drips of paint/sweat [S] the sound or action of liquid falling in drops: All I could hear was the drip of the rain from the roof. [C] (US also IV) a method of slowly giving someone liquid medicine or food through a tube into a vein, or a piece of equipment for doing this: He was on a drip for three days.

drip noun (PERSON)

[C] informal disapproving a boring person without a strong character: Her husband is such a drip.
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