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v. drooled, drool·ing, drools
1. To let saliva run from the mouth; drivel.
2. Informal To make an extravagant show of appreciation or desire.
3. Informal To talk nonsense.
To let run from the mouth.
2. Informal Senseless talk; drivel.
[Perhaps alteration of drivel.]
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(often foll by: over) to show excessive enthusiasm (for) or pleasure (in); gloat (over)
[C19: probably alteration of drivel]
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1. to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate.
2. to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure.
3. to talk foolishly.n.
4. saliva running down from one's mouth; drivel.
drool′y, adj. drool•i•er, drool•i•est.
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Past participle: drooled
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|Noun||1.||drool - pretentious or silly talk or writing|
|2.||drool - saliva spilling from the mouth|
|Verb||1.||drool - be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something; "She was salivating over the raise she anticipated"|
covet - wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person); "She covets her sister's house"
|2.||drool - let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled"|
salivate - produce saliva; "We salivated when he described the great meal"
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1. dribble, drivel, salivate, slaver, slobber, water at the mouth The dog was drooling on my shoulder
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drool[druːl] VI (= slobber) → babear
she drooled over the kittens/her grandchildren (fig) → se le caía la baba con los gatitos/sus nietos
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(= dribble) → baver
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
drooln baba; vi babear
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.