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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.

dribble

(ˈdrɪbəl)
vb
1. (usually intr) to flow or allow to flow in a thin stream or drops; trickle
2. (intr) to allow saliva to trickle from the mouth
3. (Soccer) (in soccer, basketball, hockey, etc) to propel (the ball) by repeatedly tapping it with the hand, foot, or stick
4. (Basketball) (in soccer, basketball, hockey, etc) to propel (the ball) by repeatedly tapping it with the hand, foot, or stick
5. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) (in soccer, basketball, hockey, etc) to propel (the ball) by repeatedly tapping it with the hand, foot, or stick
n
6. a small quantity of liquid falling in drops or flowing in a thin stream
7. a small quantity or supply
8. an act or instance of dribbling
[C16: frequentative of drib, variant of drip]
ˈdribbler n
ˈdribbly adj

drib•ble

(ˈdrɪb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to fall or flow in drops or small quantities; trickle.
2. to drivel; slaver.
3. to advance a ball by bouncing it or a puck by giving it short, quick kicks or pushes.
v.t.
4. to let fall in drops.
5.
a. (in basketball) to bounce (the ball), as in maneuvering for a pass or advancing for a score.
b. (esp. in ice hockey and soccer) to move (the ball or puck) along by a rapid succession of short kicks or pushes.
n.
6. a small trickling stream or a drop.
7. a small quantity of anything: a dribble of revenue.
8. an act or instance of dribbling a ball or puck.
[1555–65; frequentative of obsolete drib (v.), probably variant of drip]
drib′bler, n.

dribble


Past participle: dribbled
Gerund: dribbling

Imperative
dribble
dribble
Present
I dribble
you dribble
he/she/it dribbles
we dribble
you dribble
they dribble
Preterite
I dribbled
you dribbled
he/she/it dribbled
we dribbled
you dribbled
they dribbled
Present Continuous
I am dribbling
you are dribbling
he/she/it is dribbling
we are dribbling
you are dribbling
they are dribbling
Present Perfect
I have dribbled
you have dribbled
he/she/it has dribbled
we have dribbled
you have dribbled
they have dribbled
Past Continuous
I was dribbling
you were dribbling
he/she/it was dribbling
we were dribbling
you were dribbling
they were dribbling
Past Perfect
I had dribbled
you had dribbled
he/she/it had dribbled
we had dribbled
you had dribbled
they had dribbled
Future
I will dribble
you will dribble
he/she/it will dribble
we will dribble
you will dribble
they will dribble
Future Perfect
I will have dribbled
you will have dribbled
he/she/it will have dribbled
we will have dribbled
you will have dribbled
they will have dribbled
Future Continuous
I will be dribbling
you will be dribbling
he/she/it will be dribbling
we will be dribbling
you will be dribbling
they will be dribbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dribbling
you have been dribbling
he/she/it has been dribbling
we have been dribbling
you have been dribbling
they have been dribbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dribbling
you will have been dribbling
he/she/it will have been dribbling
we will have been dribbling
you will have been dribbling
they will have been dribbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dribbling
you had been dribbling
he/she/it had been dribbling
we had been dribbling
you had been dribbling
they had been dribbling
Conditional
I would dribble
you would dribble
he/she/it would dribble
we would dribble
you would dribble
they would dribble
Past Conditional
I would have dribbled
you would have dribbled
he/she/it would have dribbled
we would have dribbled
you would have dribbled
they would have dribbled

dribble


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To move the ball by repeatedly tapping it with the hand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dribble - flowing in dropsdribble - 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)
2.dribble - saliva spilling from the mouth
saliva, spittle, spit - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
3.dribble - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicksdribble - 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
Verb1.dribble - run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady streamdribble - 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"
2.dribble - let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"
pour - cause to run; "pour water over the floor"
drip - fall in drops; "Water is dripping from the faucet"
3.dribble - propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
4.dribble - let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled"
salivate - produce saliva; "We salivated when he described the great meal"

dribble

verb
1. run, drip, trickle, drop, leak, ooze, seep, fall in drops Sweat dribbled down his face.
2. drool, drivel, slaver, slobber, drip saliva She's dribbling on her collar.
noun
1. trickle, drop, drizzle, dash, splash, drip Apply a dribble of shampoo.
2. saliva, spit, slaver, spittle His top is soaked in dribble.

dribble

verb
1. To fall or let fall in drops of liquid:
2. To let saliva run from the mouth:
noun
The process or sound of dripping:
Translations
لُعاب، رِيالَةُ الطِّفْليُدَحْرِجُ الكُرَةَ بِقَدَمَيْهِيَسيلُ لُعابُهُيُقَطِّرُ
driblovatkapatkapkaslintat
dråbedribledryppesavle
kuolatapisaratihkuatilkkatippa
driblati
cselez
drjúparekaslefa
lašaslašėtiseilėtissrovelėvarvėti
driblētpilepilētsiekaloties
driblovaťslintať
damladamlamaksalyası akmaktopu kısa vuruşlarla sürmek

dribble

[ˈdrɪbl]
A. N
1. [of saliva] → babeo m; [of water] → gotitas fpl
the water came out in a dribble (thin stream) → salía un hilillo de agua; (dripping) → el agua goteaba
a dribble of water (= thin stream) → un hilillo de agua; (= drops) → gotas de agua
2. (Ftbl) → control m del balón; (past opponents) → regate m, dribling m
B. VT
1. [+ liquid] he dribbled his milk all down his chinle chorreaba la leche por la barbilla
2. (Ftbl) → regatear, driblar
C. VI
1. [baby] → babear; [liquid] → gotear
2. (Ftbl) → controlar el balón
to dribble past sbregatear or driblar a algn

dribble

[ˈdrɪbəl]
vi
[baby] → baver
to dribble on sth → baver sur qch
[footballer] → dribbler
vt
[+ ball] → dribbler
(= drip) [+ liquid] → verser doucement
n (= saliva) → bave fdribs and drabs [ˌdrɪbzənˈdræbz] npl
to arrive in dribs and drabs → arriver petit à petit

dribble

vi
(liquids)tropfen
(baby, person)sabbern; (animal)geifern
(Sport) → dribbeln
(people) to dribble back/in etckleckerweise zurückkommen/hereinkommen etc (inf)
vt
(Sport) to dribble the ballmit dem Ball dribbeln
(baby etc)kleckern; to dribble salivasabbern; he dribbled milk down his chiner kleckerte sich (dat)Milch übers Kinn
n
(of water)ein paar Tropfen; a slow dribble of water was still coming out of the pipees tröpfelte immer noch etwas aus der Leitung
(of saliva)Tropfen m
(Sport) → Dribbling nt

dribble

[ˈdrɪbl]
1. n (of saliva) → bava, filo di saliva (Ftbl) → dribbling m
2. vt (liquid) → sbrodolare
3. vi (baby) → sbavare; (liquid) → sgocciolare (Ftbl) → dribblare, fare un dribbling; (people) to dribble in/outentrare/uscire alla spicciolata

dribble

(ˈdribl) verb
1. to fall in small drops. Water dribbled out of the tap.
2. (of a baby etc) to allow saliva to run from the mouth.
3. in football, basketball, hockey etc to move the ball along by repeatedly kicking, bouncing or hitting it. The football player dribbled the ball up the field.
noun
a small quantity of liquid. A dribble ran down his chin.

drib·ble

n. goteo.
References in classic literature ?
By God, your worship is right," replied the Castilian; "for to advise this good man is to kick against the pricks; still for all that it fills me with pity that the sound wit they say the blockhead has in everything should dribble away by the channel of his knight-errantry; but may the bad luck your worship talks of follow me and all my descendants, if, from this day forth, though I should live longer than Methuselah, I ever give advice to anybody even if he asks me for it.
They felt the pride of their onward movement when the remainder of the army seemed trying to dribble down this road.
There's no pleasure i' living if you're to be corked up for ever, and only dribble your mind out by the sly, like a leaky barrel.
It wouldn't allow itself to be adjusted on the top bar; it wouldn't hear of accommodating itself kindly to the knobs of coal; it WOULD lean forward with a drunken air, and dribble, a very Idiot of a kettle, on the hearth.
Enlightened collectors of old pictures pour into the market by fifties, while genuine specimens of Claude, or of any other Old Master you like to mention, only dribble in by ones and twos.
A large whale's case generally yields about five hundred gallons of sperm, though from unavoidable circumstances, considerable of it is spilled, leaks, and dribbles away, or is otherwise irrevocably lost in the ticklish business of securing what you can.
But the most important thing is to be effective, it's not to dribble just for the sake of dribbling.
East Middlesbrough Under-7s raised around PS600 with the sponsored dribble around Stewart Park on Saturday,
Louis invites soccer enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to participate in the 3rd Annual Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble.
I may dribble it to the shower," he said, "and of course don't get in the shower with it.
One we developed from a concept in FIFA Street was to enable a player to hold the ball and make quick dribble touches to bait a defender into making a tackle.