drip·​ping | \ ˈdri-piŋ \

Definition of dripping

: fat and juices drawn from meat during cooking often used in plural

Examples of dripping in a Sentence

He cooked a turkey and made gravy from the drippings. Pour the dripping from the pan.

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Even the sides are decadent—the potatoes are cooked in beef drippings and topped with hollandaise—though there are fresh fruit and vegetable juices to balance things out a bit. Sandra Ramani, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Dublin," 11 July 2018 According to Zenit, Pollock's own dripping technique relies upon the same instability to produce curly lines and spots on his canvases. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study: modern masters like Jackson Pollock were “intuitive physicists”," 26 Dec. 2018 Her iconic dripping lips packaging even got a vampire makeover. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kylie Cosmetics Is Launching a Spooky Halloween Makeup Collection," 4 Oct. 2018 Her iconic dripping lips packaging even got a vampire makeover. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Announced a Kylie Cosmetics Halloween Collection," 3 Oct. 2018 Gravy Directions 1 Pour drippings from the roasting pan into a fat separator, pressing the herbs and garlic through the strainer. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Split-Roasted Turkey Buried in Herbs," 27 Nov. 2013 This product is eons beyond that, a smart design that accommodates any bucket and can more than hold the weight of your gutter leaves and drippings. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Tools for Making Gutter Cleaning a Less Loathsome Chore," 8 Nov. 2018 To drippings in skillet, over medium-high heat, add garlic mixture, tomato, ground and diced red pepper; cook and stir until tomatoes are slightly dry, 4 to 5 minutes. Grace Young, ELLE Decor, "Spanish Culinary Ambassador," 5 July 2012 Meanwhile, place roasting pan with drippings and reserved apples and onions on stovetop over medium heat and add remaining 1 cup cider plus 1 cup water. Country Living, "Cider-Brined Pork Roast with Onions and Apples," 27 July 2010

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dripping

: the fat and juices that come out of meat during cooking

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a servile follower or underling

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