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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dribbler - a basketball player who is dribbling the ball to advance it
basketball player, basketeer, cager - an athlete who plays basketball
2.dribbler - a person who dribbles; "that baby is a dribbler; he needs a bib"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Translations

dribbler

[ˈdrɪbləʳ] N (Sport) → driblador m

dribbler

n
(Sport) → Dribbelkünstler(in), Dribbler(in) m(f)
he’s a terrible dribbler (baby)er kleckert ständig (inf)
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