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Dribble   /drˈɪbəl/   Listen
Dribble

verb
(past & past part. dribbled; pres. part. dribbing)
1.
Run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream.  Synonyms: filter, trickle.  "Reports began to dribble in"
2.
Let or cause to fall in drops.  Synonyms: drip, drop.
3.
Propel,.  Synonym: carry.  "Dribble the ball"
4.
Let saliva drivel from the mouth.  Synonyms: drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber.



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"Dribble" Quotes from Famous Books



... islands, sometimes; in a man, they show what stuff is in him. It would be better to commit a deadly crime than to dribble out a ...
— Bressant • Julian Hawthorne

... plunger comes to a reluctant and weary stop, as the roller of the lifter rounds the nose of the cam. When the movement does finally end, the injection does not necessarily stop, as the compressed fuel in the injection pipe is still left to dribble miserably into the combustion chamber. To minimize this defect, the designer has placed the pump and injector together ...
— The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928 • Robert B. Meyer

... day thought on the health-imparting exercise it afforded, and had the necessary funds raised to form a club. The artisans, too, from the dusky foundry, the engineer shop, and the factory, soon began to dribble about. The young ones, and even the seniors themselves, had many a collision with mother earth ere they could rely on keeping their pins with any degree of accuracy, and it was rare fun to see a bearded man turning a somersault ...
— Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches • David Drummond Bone

... landed through the madness of the Dyea beach, congested with thousand-pound outfits of thousands of men. This immense mass of luggage and food, flung ashore in mountains by the steamers, was beginning slowly to dribble up the Dyea Valley and across Chilkoot. It was a portage of twenty-eight miles, and could be accomplished only on the backs of men. Despite the fact that the Indian packers had jumped the freight from eight cents a pound to forty, they were swamped with the work, and it was plain that winter would ...
— Smoke Bellew • Jack London

... wee bit heap o' leaves and stibble Has cost thee monie a weary nibble! Now thou's turned out for a' thy trouble, But house or hald, To thole the winter's sleety dribble, And cranreuch cauld! ...
— Poems Every Child Should Know - The What-Every-Child-Should-Know-Library • Various

... woman in the North may as well, therefore, be warned betimes, and give all his and her aid to forwarding this war. It will not avail to be feeble, or lukewarm, or indifferent, to wish it well and do nothing, to give a little or dribble out mere kind wishes. Every one's property is at stake, or will be, and the sooner we go to work in right earnest the better. Had we one year ago done what we are even now doing—had we sprung up like a grizzly bear on a buffalo, and given it for its ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... Frank, as he picked up some of the substance on the kneading board and let it dribble through his fingers, "but as Tony says, it's like so ...
— Army Boys in the French Trenches • Homer Randall

... His—a drop to an ocean, a poor little flickering rushlight held up beside the sun. My love, at its best, has so far conquered my selfishness that now and then I am ready to suffer a little inconvenience, to sacrifice a little leisure, to give away a little money, to spend a little dribble of sympathy upon the people who are its objects. Christ's love nailed Him to the Cross, and led Him down from the throne, and shut for a time the gates of the glory behind Him. And He says, 'That ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI • Alexander Maclaren

... then, gently. "I can always tell. When you have something on your mind you always take up a spoon of coffee, and look at it, and kind of joggle it back and forth in the spoon, and then dribble it back into the cup again, without once tasting it. It used to get me nervous when we were first married watching you. But now I know it just means you're worried about something, and I ...
— Cheerful—By Request • Edna Ferber



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