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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 ?
Nobody was rendered more indignant by these proceedings than Mr Sampson Brass, who, as he could by no means afford to lose so profitable an inmate, deemed it prudent to pocket his lodger's affront along with his cash, and to annoy the audiences who clustered round his door by such imperfect means of retaliation as were open to him, and which were confined to the trickling down of foul water on their heads from unseen watering pots, pelting them with fragments of tile and mortar from the roof of the house, and bribing the drivers of hackney cabriolets to come suddenly round the corner and dash in among them precipitately.
Sylvie whispered, with her arms round his neck; and she kissed away a tear that was trickling down his cheek.
As she faced them, shy as a frightened fawn, poised upon one foot as if to fly the next instant, Dorothy was astonished to see tears flowing from her violet eyes and trickling down her lovely rose-hued cheeks.
Well, it took my mind off from every- thing else; took it clear off, and centered it in my helmet; and mile after mile, there it stayed, imagining the handkerchief, picturing the handkerchief; and it was bitter and aggravating to have the salt sweat keep trickling down into my eyes, and I couldn't get at it.
Now it was my turn, and then in a sudden fit of freezing terror I realized that the warm blood from my wounded arm was trickling down through the dead foot of the Mahar skin I wore and leaving its tell-tale mark upon the pavement, for I saw a Sagoth call a companion's attention to it.