dribbling


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drib·ble

 (drĭb′əl)
v. drib·bled, drib·bling, drib·bles
v.intr.
1. To flow or fall in drops or an unsteady stream; trickle: Water dribbled from the leaky faucet.
2. To let saliva drip from the mouth; drool.
3. Sports
a. To move a ball or puck by repeated light bounces or kicks, as in basketball or soccer.
b. To advance by dribbling: dribbled down the court.
v.tr.
1. To let flow or fall in drops or an unsteady stream.
2. Sports
a. To move (a ball or puck) by dribbling.
b. To hit (a baseball, for example) so that it bounces slowly and low to the ground.
n.
1. A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
2. A small quantity; a bit.
3. Sports The act of dribbling a ball.

[Frequentative of obsolete drib, alteration of drip.]

drib′bler n.

dribbling

(ˈdrɪblɪŋ)
n
1. (Soccer) sport
a. the act of propelling the ball with repeated kicks, taps, etc
b. (as modifier): dribbling practice.
2. (Basketball) sport
a. the act of propelling the ball with repeated kicks, taps, etc
b. (as modifier): dribbling practice.
3. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) sport
a. the act of propelling the ball with repeated kicks, taps, etc
b. (as modifier): dribbling practice.

dribbling

Trying to beat opponents by running with the ball at the feet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dribbling - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicksdribbling - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
association football, soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
double dribble - an illegal dribble in basketball (the player uses both hands to dribble or the player starts to dribble a second time after coming to a stop)
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
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At first it came dribbling in by rail in trucks, till the thaw set in; and then fast, in a multitude of barges, with a great rush of unbound waters.
Whether it's passing, or tackling, or dribbling, there's no one to touch him, and then, he's got the head, and can hold us all together.
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He smashed heads in pitched battles at Homestead, regular wholesale head-breaker he was, held up the suckers for a few hundred million, and now he goes around dribbling it back to them.
But the most important thing is to be effective, it's not to dribble just for the sake of dribbling.
People know I can dribble with my right foot but I have been working on dribbling with my left which will confuse a lot of people.
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