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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 ?
What with the rain and the wind, she was in a sad condition; the water trickled down from her hair, and her clothes clung to her body.
The whole face, neck, back, and bosom were covered with blood, which still trickled slowly from a wound behind the temple.
Yes, I'm practical," she murmured, stooping over the mowing-machine and playing with the grass which trickled through her fingers like sand.
THE rain trickled down his back, and for nearly an hour he stared at the float.