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5 definitions found
 for dribble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dribble \Drib"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dribbled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Dribbing.] [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.]
     1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession
        of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To slaver, as a child or an idiot; to drivel.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To fall weakly and slowly. [Obs.] "The dribbling dart of
        love." --Shak. (Meas. for Meas., i. 3, 2). [Perhaps an
        error for dribbing.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. In basketball, football and similar games, to dribble[2]
        the ball.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     5. To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dribble \Drib"ble\, v. t.
     1. To let fall in drops.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Let the cook . . . dribble it all the way upstairs.
                                                    -- Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. In basketball and various other games, to propel (the
        ball) by successive slight hits or kicks so as to keep it
        always in control.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dribble \Drib"ble\, n.
     1. A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops.
        [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An act of dribbling[2] a ball.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dribble
      n 1: flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of
           liquid; "there's a drip through the roof" [syn: drip,
           trickle, dribble]
      2: saliva spilling from the mouth [syn: drool, dribble,
         drivel, slobber]
      3: the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks [syn:
         dribble, dribbling]
      v 1: 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" [syn: trickle, dribble,
           filter]
      2: let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"
         [syn: dribble, drip, drop]
      3: propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball" [syn: dribble,
         carry]
      4: let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled" [syn:
         drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, dribble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "dribble":
     ace, atom, bit, condensation, condense, dab, distill, distillation,
     dole, dot, dram, driblet, drip, dripping, drippings, dripple,
     drivel, drool, drop, dwarf, expectorate, expectoration, farthing,
     filter, fleck, flyspeck, foam, fragment, froth, gobbet, grain,
     granule, groat, gurgle, hair, handful, hawk, iota, jot, leach,
     leaching, leak, leak out, leakage, leaking, little, little bit,
     lixiviate, lixiviation, minim, minimum, minutiae, mite, modicum,
     molecule, mote, mouth-watering, nutshell, ounce, particle, pebble,
     percolate, percolation, pinch, pittance, point, ptyalism, saliva,
     salivate, salivation, scrimption, scruple, seep, seepage, seeping,
     sialagogue, slabber, slaver, slobber, smidgen, smitch, speck, spew,
     spit, spittle, spoonful, spot, spurtle, sputum, sweat, sweating,
     thimbleful, tiny bit, tittle, trickle, tricklet, trifling amount,
     trill, trivia, weep, whit
  
  

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