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trickle

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intransitive verb trick·le \ˈtri-kəl\

Simple Definition of trickle

  • : to flow or fall in drops

  • : to move or go slowly in small numbers or amounts

Full Definition of trickle

trick·ledtrick·ling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1a :  to issue or fall in dropsb :  to flow in a thin gentle stream

  2. 2a :  to move or go one by one or little by little <customers began to trickle in>b :  to dissipate slowly <his enthusiasm trickled away>

Examples of trickle

  1. Tears trickled down her cheeks.

  2. Water was trickling out of the gutter.

  3. People trickled into the theater.

  4. Donations have been trickling in.



Origin of trickle

Middle English trikelen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


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trickle

noun trick·le

Simple Definition of trickle

  • : a slow, thin flow of water

  • : a slow movement of people or things in small numbers or amounts

Full Definition of trickle

  1. :  a thin, slow, or intermittent stream or movement

Examples of trickle

  1. We heard the trickle of water from the roof.

  2. The flow of water slowed to a trickle.

  3. Sales have slowed to a trickle in recent weeks.

  4. A slow trickle of customers came into the store throughout the day.



1580

First Known Use of trickle

1580




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