drool

verb
\ˈdrül \

Definition of drool 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to secrete saliva in anticipation of food The dog hears the bell and begins to drool.

b : to let saliva dribble from the mouth : drivel sense 1 a drooling baby

2 : to make an effusive show of pleasure or often envious or covetous appreciation drooling over their new car

3 : to talk nonsense

transitive verb

: to express sentimentally or effusively

drool

noun

Definition of drool (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : saliva trickling from the mouth wipe the drool from his chin

2 : nonsense

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Examples of drool in a Sentence

Verb

the dog drooled when we put the steak down on the floor middle-aged men drooling over a starlet half their age

Noun

He wiped the drool from the baby's face. the only thing more pathetic than the pop psychologist who gushed such drool was the public that lapped it up
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

For more information or to drool at more photos, visit pwboardinghouse.com, or enter the contest here. Southern Living, "Want to Win a Free Stay at Ree Drummond's New Hotel?," 25 June 2018 Its stealth elements, world exploration, and dark mysteries got our tongues drooling for its summer 2018 launch. Kyle Orland, Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The top ten games from E3 2018," 19 June 2018 Nearby are a few Betsey Johnson items, pieces that would make ’90s teens drool over the pages of Sassy magazine. Liz Ohanesian, Los Angeles Magazine, "L.A.’s Most Fashionable Couple Lives Inside a DTLA Vintage Shop," 6 June 2018 The comment appeared to sit well with Davidson, who replied with a sea of drooling emoji faces. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Ariana Grande and 'Happiest Boy' Pete Davidson Amp Up Their Social Media Flirting," 9 June 2018 They’ve been tied to Tkachuk — the son of Keith and brother of Matthew — and Czech forward Filip Zadina, but Tkachuk is an NHL-ready skater who embodies the physical attributes that head coach Claude Julien drools over. 4. Richard Morin, azcentral, "NHL mock draft 2.0: Movement near the top, Arizona Coyotes a wild card at No. 5," 8 June 2018 The Swedish sweetheart that makes city developers drool recently canceled its plans for stores in Nashville and Arizona. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Marietta mayor talks Ikea and the city’s biggest issue (HINT: traffic)," 6 June 2018 Liverpool fans have been left drooling over the possibility of the Anfield side signing Gianluigi Buffon this summer. SI.com, "'Announce Him!' Liverpool Fans Drooling Over the Possibility of Signing Juventus Legend," 17 May 2018 The gaggle of drooled-upon true freshmen who have come through these programs could have earned money for themselves and their families before ever playing a snap. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "It's time: Allow college athletes to make money off their names," 16 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The study, which was led by Alan Ewert of Indiana University, involved buttonholing people on their way into the three sites and convincing them to fill out a questionnaire and drool into a sample tube before and after their visits. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Why "Wilder" Nature Is Better for Your Health," 27 June 2018 One bright spot for those stuck here: bargain rates at hotels and resorts that most of us only drive by and drool over the rest of the year. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Best Phoenix, Scottsdale summer hotel and resort deals for 2018," 15 May 2018 Try a Walkers’ variety pack with all the classic Brit flavors like tangy salt & vinegar, pungent cheese & onion, and drool-worthy prawn cocktail. Zahra Pettican, Bon Appetit, "11 Positively British Snacks to Order Online Before the Royal Wedding," 8 May 2018 Allen had the size, athleticism and arm to make NFL types drool. Albert Breer, SI.com, "NFL Draft Rumors Start in Cleveland, Where No. 1 Overall Pick is No Sure Thing," 12 Apr. 2018 So hello, drool-inducing, 15-second time-lapse videos of cookies baking. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "5 Things You Need to Know About New Instagram Video," 20 June 2013 The soft scarf is handy for dabbing at drool or a runny nose, while protecting the garment’s covering. Judi Dash, latimes.com, "Fashionable, versatile and safe: what every traveler needs," 26 Mar. 2018 In my experience, the results are a mix of pedestrian and drool-worthy. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The Winter Olympics in 4K and HDR: A pain in many ways, but gosh, those sparkles," 15 Feb. 2018 The 26-year-old knows how to stuff a sausage, smoke a chicken, braise a lamb shank, cure a capicola and generally make carnivores drool. Mary Colurso, AL.com, "Can a big guy create delicate desserts? Auburn chef shows us how on Food Network reality show," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of drool

Verb

1802, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for drool

Verb

perhaps alteration of drivel

Noun

see drool entry 1

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drool

verb

English Language Learners Definition of drool

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to let saliva flow out from the mouth

: to show admiration or desire for something in an exaggerated way

drool

noun

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

: saliva that drips from the mouth

drool

verb
\ˈdrül \
drooled; drooling

Kids Definition of drool

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to let saliva drip from the mouth

drool

noun

Kids Definition of drool (Entry 2 of 2)

: saliva that drips from the mouth

\ˈdrül \

Medical Definition of drool 

1 : to secrete saliva in anticipation of food

2 : to let saliva or some other substance flow from the mouth side effects included drowsiness and drooling

Other Words from drool

drool noun

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