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dribble

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a very small piece
  • news about the remote earthquake was coming in dribbles

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dribble

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of dribble (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to fall or let fall in or as if in drops
  • water dribbling over the lip of the fountain

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2 to flow in a broken irregular stream
  • rainwater dribbling along the partially clogged gutter

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3 to let saliva or some other substance flow from the mouth
  • picnickers dribbling in eager anticipation of the hamburgers on the grill

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The first known use of dribble was circa 1589

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“Dribble.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dribble. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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