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trick·le

 (trĭk′əl)
v. trick·led, trick·ling, trick·les
v.intr.
1. To flow or fall in drops or in a thin stream.
2. To move or proceed slowly or bit by bit: The audience trickled in.
v.tr.
To cause to trickle.
n.
1. The act or condition of trickling.
2. A slow, small, or irregular quantity that moves, proceeds, or occurs intermittently.

[Middle English triklen, perhaps variant of striklen, frequentative of striken, to flow; see strike.]

trickle

(ˈtrɪkəl)
vb
1. to run or cause to run in thin or slow streams: she trickled the sand through her fingers.
2. (intr) to move, go, or pass gradually: the crowd trickled away.
n
3. a thin, irregular, or slow flow of something
4. the act of trickling
[C14: perhaps of imitative origin]
ˈtrickling adj
ˈtricklingly adv
ˈtrickly adj

trick•le

(ˈtrɪk əl)

v. -led, -ling,
n. v.i.
1. to flow or fall by drops, or in a small, gentle stream: Tears trickled down her cheeks.
2. to come, go, or pass bit by bit, slowly, or irregularly: The guests trickled out of the room.
v.t.
3. to cause to trickle.
n.
4. a trickling flow or stream.
5. a small, slow, or irregular quantity of anything coming, going, or proceeding.
[1325–75; Middle English triklen, trekelen (v.)]

trickle


Past participle: trickled
Gerund: trickling

Imperative
trickle
trickle
Present
I trickle
you trickle
he/she/it trickles
we trickle
you trickle
they trickle
Preterite
I trickled
you trickled
he/she/it trickled
we trickled
you trickled
they trickled
Present Continuous
I am trickling
you are trickling
he/she/it is trickling
we are trickling
you are trickling
they are trickling
Present Perfect
I have trickled
you have trickled
he/she/it has trickled
we have trickled
you have trickled
they have trickled
Past Continuous
I was trickling
you were trickling
he/she/it was trickling
we were trickling
you were trickling
they were trickling
Past Perfect
I had trickled
you had trickled
he/she/it had trickled
we had trickled
you had trickled
they had trickled
Future
I will trickle
you will trickle
he/she/it will trickle
we will trickle
you will trickle
they will trickle
Future Perfect
I will have trickled
you will have trickled
he/she/it will have trickled
we will have trickled
you will have trickled
they will have trickled
Future Continuous
I will be trickling
you will be trickling
he/she/it will be trickling
we will be trickling
you will be trickling
they will be trickling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trickling
you have been trickling
he/she/it has been trickling
we have been trickling
you have been trickling
they have been trickling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trickling
you will have been trickling
he/she/it will have been trickling
we will have been trickling
you will have been trickling
they will have been trickling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trickling
you had been trickling
he/she/it had been trickling
we had been trickling
you had been trickling
they had been trickling
Conditional
I would trickle
you would trickle
he/she/it would trickle
we would trickle
you would trickle
they would trickle
Past Conditional
I would have trickled
you would have trickled
he/she/it would have trickled
we would have trickled
you would have trickled
they would have trickled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trickle - flowing in dropstrickle - flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid; "there's a drip through the roof"
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
intravenous drip - slow continuous drip introducing solutions intravenously (a drop at a time)
Verb1.trickle - run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady streamtrickle - run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"
course, flow, run, feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
percolate, leach - permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground"

trickle

verb
1. dribble, run, drop, stream, creep, crawl, drip, ooze, seep, exude, percolate A tear trickled down his cheek.
noun
1. dribble, drip, seepage, thin stream There was not so much as a trickle of water.

trickle

verb
To fall or let fall in drops of liquid:
noun
The process or sound of dripping:
Translations
سَيْلان رَقيق، تَقَطُّريَتَقَطَّرُ
kapatkapkatroška
lidtsive
valuavaluttaa
drjúpa, seytlaleki, seytl
sruventi
neliels daudzumspilētstrūkliņatecēt strūkliņā
kapljanjekapljati
sızıntısızmak

trickle

[ˈtrɪkl]
A. N
1. (gen) → chorrito m; [of blood] → hilo m
2. (fig) a trickle of peopleun goteo de personas
we received a trickle of newsnos llegaba alguna que otra noticia
what was a trickle is now a floodlo que era un goteo es ya un torrente
B. VI
1. [liquid] → escurrir
blood trickled down his cheekla sangre le caía a gotas por la mejilla
2. (fig) (slowly) → ir despacio; (gradually) → poco a poco
people kept trickling inla gente seguía entrando poco a poco
C. VT (lit) → gotear
you're trickling bloodestás sangrando un poco
D. CPD trickle charger N (Elec) → cargador m de batería
trickle away VI + ADV our money is trickling awaynuestro dinero se consume poco a poco

trickle

[ˈtrɪkəl]
n
[water] → filet m; [blood] → filet m
(= small number)
The flood of cars has now slowed to a trickle → Le flot de voitures s'est maintenant réduit à un mince filet.
a steady trickle of visitors → un nombre réduit mais constant de visiteurs
vi
[water, blood, sweat] → couler
A tear trickled down the old man's cheek → Une larme coula lentement sur la joue du vieil homme.
to trickle in [people] → entrer par petits groupes; [donations, letters] → arriver au compte-gouttes
Small donations are already trickling in → Quelques maigres dons arrivent déjà au compte-gouttes.
to trickle into sth [people] → entrer qch au compte-gouttes, entrer qch par petits groupes; [cars, donations] → arriver au compte-gouttes, arriver petit à petit
to trickle out [people] → sortir par petits groupes
The tourists began trickling back to the buses → Les touristes se mirent à retourner vers les cars par petits groupes.trick or treat n "une farce ou une gâterie", phrase par laquelle les enfants qui font la quête la nuit de Halloween menacent de jouer un tour à ceux qui ne leur donnent pas des sucreriestrick photography ntrucage mtrick question nquestion-piège f

trickle

vi
(liquid)tröpfeln, tropfen; tears trickled down her cheeksTränen kullerten ihr über die Wangen; the rain trickled down his neckder Regen tropfte ihm in den Kragen; if you don’t fix the leak the water will all trickle away/outwenn Sie die undichte Stelle nicht abdichten, tropft das ganze Wasser heraus; the sand trickled through his fingersder Sand rieselte ihm durch die Finger
(fig) people/escapees began to trickle in/out/backdie Leute/Flüchtlinge begannen, vereinzelt herein-/hinaus-/zurückzukommen; the ball trickled into the netder Ball trudelte (langsam) ins Netz; reports/donations are beginning to trickle inso langsam trudeln die Berichte/Spenden ein (inf)
n
(of liquid)Tröpfeln nt; (= stream)Rinnsal nt
(fig) a steady trickle of people gradually filled the lecture hallder Hörsaal füllte sich langsam aber stetig mit Leuten; news reports have dwindled to a mere trickleBerichte plkommen or (secretively) → sickern nur noch ganz selten durch; arms deliveries have shrunk to a trickledie Waffenlieferungen sind spärlich geworden; we cut their supplies to a tricklewir haben ihren Nachschub drastisch reduziert

trickle

:
trickle charger
n (Elec) → Kleinlader m
trickle-down
n (Econ) Wirtschaftstheorie, nach der sich der Reichtum einiger positiv auf die Gesamtgesellschaft auswirkt

trickle

[ˈtrɪkl]
1. n (of liquid) → rivolo; (in drops) → gocciolio (fig) we've had only a trickle of customersabbiamo avuto solo pochi clienti
there was a steady trickle of orders → gli ordini erano pochi ma regolari
2. vi (liquid) → gocciolare; (ball) → rotolare lentamente
to trickle in (orders, money) → arrivare a poco a poco
to trickle in/out (people) → entrare/uscire alla spicciolata

trickle

(ˈtrikl) verb
to flow in small amounts. Blood was trickling down her face.
noun
a small amount. a trickle of water; At first there was only a trickle of people but soon a crowd arrived.
References in classic literature ?
I felt a drop or two of blood from my head trickle down my neck, and was sensible of somewhat pungent suffering: these sensations for the time predominated over fear, and I received him in frantic sort.
There followed another long pause, during which I perceived a drop or two trickle from Catherine's cheek to the flags.
he exclaimed, ``he is a good youth, and my heart bleeds to see the gore trickle down his rich embroidered hacqueton, and his corslet of goodly price but to carry him to our house
He opened the mouth of the purse and let a handful of the contents trickle into the palm of his right hand-- all were pieces of good French gold.
Once I fell headlong and cut my face; I lost no time in stanching the blood, but jumped up and ran on, with a warm trickle down my cheek and chin.
He found pleasure in feeling the water trickle over his burning brow and over his body, agitated by feverish shudders.
Some of them watch above the flower-roots, and keep them fresh and strong; others gather the clear drops that trickle from the damp rocks, and form a little spring, which, growing ever larger, rises to the light above, and gushes forth in some green field or lonely forest; where the wild-birds come to drink, and wood-flowers spread their thirsty leaves above the clear, cool waves, as they go dancing away, carrying joy and freshness wherever they go.
You can hear the trickle of the liquefied gas flowing from the vacuum into the bilge-tanks and the soft gluck-glock of gaslocks closing as Captain Purnall brings "162" down by the head.
It was hastily thrust in by a hillman, and a trickle of thick smoke from each corner of the curtains showed that peace was restored.
And the heat went on and on, and sucked up all the moisture, till at last the main channel of the Waingunga was the only stream that carried a trickle of water between its dead banks; and when Hathi, the wild elephant, who lives for a hundred years and more, saw a long, lean blue ridge of rock show dry in the very centre of the stream, he knew that he was looking at the Peace Rock, and then and there he lifted up his trunk and proclaimed the Water Truce, as his father before him had proclaimed it fifty years ago.
All this came out of her like an unctuous trickle of some acrid oil.
It was only then that her still face showed the least emotion, a tear or two beginning to trickle down.