drip

verb
\ ˈdrip How to pronounce drip (audio) \
dripped; dripping

Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to let fall in drops a brush dripping paint
2 : to let out or seem to spill copiously her voice dripping sarcasm trees dripping Spanish moss

intransitive verb

1a : to let fall drops of moisture or liquid wet clothes dripping onto the floor
b : to overflow with or as if with moisture stories dripping with pop-culture references toast dripping with butter
2 : to fall in or as if in drops let the excess drip off
3 : to waft or pass gently

drip

noun

Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : a part of a cornice or other member that projects to throw off rainwater also : an overlapping metal strip or an underneath groove for the same purpose
2a : a falling in drops
b : liquid that falls, overflows, or is extruded in drops a pan to catch drips
3 : the sound made by or as if by falling drops
4 : a device for the administration of a fluid at a slow rate especially into a vein also : a material so administered
5 : a dull or unattractive person

Definition of drip (Entry 3 of 4)

: of, relating to, or being coffee made by letting boiling water drip slowly through finely ground coffee drip coffee a drip pot

Definition of DRIP (Entry 4 of 4)

dividend reinvestment plan

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Other Words from drip

Verb

dripper noun

Synonyms for drip

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of drip in a Sentence

Verb Water dripped from a leak in the ceiling. Blood dripped down his leg from the cut. Hot wax dripped onto my fingers. The pine trees dripped sap onto the cars. The kids dripped water all over the house. Noun Drips of water fell from a leak in the ceiling. We heard the drip of the rain. the steady drip, drip, drip of the faucet Water fell from the ceiling in a steady drip. The doctor put the patient on a morphine drip to manage the pain. Don't invite that drip to your party!
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The cars could drip oil in front of your house, or they could get hit by other vehicles. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Cats need special care after they turn 7," 3 Oct. 2020 Arrange on a sheet pan with a rim, so juices don’t drip off, and roast in a 425-degree oven for about 25 minutes, or until veggies are cooked. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breakfast salads, vegetable desserts: A year in a CSA changes her meal plan, fills her freezer," 29 Sep. 2020 There's only so much, however, that can be done on that score, and fortunately, the cast -- anchored by Parsons and Quinto, whose exchanges drip with venom -- admirably holds the screen. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'The Boys in the Band' brings the Tony-winning stage revival to Netflix," 30 Sep. 2020 Place the lid cover on the filter and let the coffee slowly drip for 3 to 5 minutes. Dzung Lewis, Bon Appétit, "I Make Vietnamese Egg Coffee When I Want Caffeine and Dessert at the Same Time," 23 Sep. 2020 Remove chicken from bowl, letting excess marinade drip off. Christopher Michel, Country Living, "How to Make Incredibly Tender Air Fryer Chicken," 8 Sep. 2020 That’s because each time part of the fluid tries to drip down, the shaking provides an opposing force that pushes it back up. Edd Gent, Science | AAAS, "Watch levitating upside-down boats flip the law of buoyancy," 2 Sep. 2020 While the AirPods Pro share this rating, the Powerbeats Pro’s matte finish allowed the sweat to bead and drip off more quickly than the AirPods’ glossy finish. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best true wireless earbuds of 2020," 28 Aug. 2020 Let glaze drip about 10 minutes, then clean up the edges with a small offset spatula or butter knife. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "There won't be a Blue Ribbon cake competition in 2020, so let's relive past winning recipes," 6 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In honor of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there’s a Poisoned Apple option that’s red with a green drip. Caitlyn Fitzpatrick, Houston Chronicle, "These Disney Halloween succulents light up for a haunting glow this season," 9 Oct. 2020 Nespresso machines do not make a pot of coffee like drip machines. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "The best Nespresso machine of 2020," 6 Oct. 2020 Having a steady drip of gathered moisture means the area between these grasses can change their makeup and even support more robust ecological stacks including probiotic bacteria. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Weird Circles Keep Popping Up Around the World. Alan Turing Predicted Them in 1952.," 5 Oct. 2020 First in a drip, and then in a rush, those kinds of large events were canceled as the coronavirus swept through the city, pummeling its hospitality industry. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore City Council poised to pass job protections for hospitality workers," 5 Oct. 2020 For the last few months, there has been a steady drip of coronavirus contagion at the edges of Trump World, but none of them have breached the inner sanctum. Megan Molteni, Wired, "How the Coronavirus Got to Donald Trump," 2 Oct. 2020 Once the tube is inserted, approximately one-third of a liter of blood from a bag moves through a drip into your body. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "Chrissy Teigen Needed 2 Blood Transfusions While Hospitalized for Pregnancy Issues—Here's What's Going On," 29 Sep. 2020 Rich’s creation — a triple chocolate cake finished with a chocolate drip and small chocolate doughnuts — was a hit. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "A struggling mom bakes a cake — and it launches her into a career and internet fame," 26 Sep. 2020 Armor Coffee is a modern coffee house and cafe that serves traditional coffee shop finds, including frappes, cold brews and drip coffee. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Here are some hot coffee spots in Allen for International Coffee Day," 23 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Moccamaster uses a copper boiling element that heats water fast, along with a drip-style system that helps maximize flavor. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best single-serve coffee makers of 2020," 25 Sep. 2020 This new coffee shop in Glendale offers more than just drip coffee. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "From Nobu to Matt's Big Breakfast: 27 restaurants that opened in metro Phoenix in January," 3 Feb. 2020 This approach is more gentle than drip coffee-making or stovetop brewing methods that heat the water very hot and sometimes scald the beans. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker," 17 Mar. 2020 Eli Salomon, founder of Oakland manufacturer Voga Coffee, had no formal coffee industry experience but wanted to create a new drip coffee machine that would match the taste of pour-over coffee. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Costly path to rebuilding a bridge," 6 Jan. 2020 In addition to drip coffee, the machine allows Dandelion to brew cacao nibs for cacao nib coffee. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland-made coffee brewer Ground Control has industry buzzing," 3 Jan. 2020 French presses take a little more prep and work than drip coffee, but doesn't everything that's worth anything in life? Lee Neikirk, USA TODAY, "20 perfect Christmas gift ideas for men," 22 Oct. 2019 Long rows of lettuce thrive despite the heat (their secret is drip irrigation, shade cloth and lots of compost for mulch). Los Angeles Times, "An urban farm grows in Los Angeles. You can be a part of it.," 10 Oct. 2019 Whether shows would drop by the season, Netflix-style, or stick to the slow-drip release like conventional television. Wired, "Apple TV+ Launches November 1, Subs Will Cost $5 a Month," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of drip

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drip

Verb

Middle English drippen, from Old English dryppan; akin to Old English dropa drop

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The first known use of drip was before the 12th century

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Last Updated

15 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Drip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drip. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for drip

drip

verb
How to pronounce DRIP (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fall in drops
: to let drops of (a liquid) fall
: to have or show a large amount of something

drip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 2)

: a drop of liquid that falls from something
: the sound of liquid falling in drops
: the act or action of falling in drops

drip

verb
\ ˈdrip How to pronounce drip (audio) \
dripped; dripping

Kids Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to fall in drops Sap dripped from the trees.
2 : to let fall drops of liquid My wet clothes dripped on the floor.
3 : to have or show a large amount of something The popcorn was dripping with butter. Her voice dripped with spite.

drip

noun

Kids Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of falling in drops The barrel caught the drip of rain from the roof.
2 : a drop of liquid that falls a drip of paint
3 : the sound made by falling drops

drip

verb
\ ˈdrip How to pronounce drip (audio) \
dripped; dripping

Medical Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to let fall in drops

intransitive verb

1 : to let fall drops of moisture or liquid
2 : to fall in drops

drip

noun

Medical Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a falling in drops — see postnasal drip
b : liquid that falls, overflows, or is extruded in drops
2 : a device for the administration of a fluid at a slow rate especially into a vein was hooked up to an intravenous drip also : a material so administered a glucose drip — see gravity drip

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