[ UK /dɹˈɪbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹɪbəɫ/ ]
VERB
  1. propel
    dribble the ball
    Carry the ball
  2. let or cause to fall in drops
    dribble oil into the mixture
  3. run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
    reports began to dribble in
    water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose
  4. let saliva drivel from the mouth
    The baby drooled
NOUN
  1. saliva spilling from the mouth
  2. flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    there's a drip through the roof
  3. the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
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How To Use dribble In A Sentence

  • You must avoid applying concentrated materials to the tree at gallonages that allow the material to dribble to the lower surface of the fruit.
  • Man, these people are just too stupid to be trusted with appointments - and too timorous to deserve to a university position from which to dribble out the contents of their weak little minds.
  • If a player couldn't use the side of the ball to accelerate his dribble, we might never see another layup.
  • So to lead off the first inning, Jeter knocked a dribbler into the grass by the third base line, and beat out what was effectively a swinging bunt for his 2,995th hit, and his first since June 13. Jeter Gets It Going as Sabathia Wins His 12th Game
  • That was true of the standout moment, when he scored his second after a dribble into the penalty box. Times, Sunday Times
  • My son is nearly 4. He dribbles constantly and has to wear a bib almost all the time. Times, Sunday Times
  • Gasol showed more aggressiveness from the start on offense, pushing the ball to the basket against rookie Andreas Glyniadakis, at one point beating him off the dribble from the foul line for a dunk. USATODAY.com - Basketball - Seattle vs. Memphis
  • The eyes were open—grotesquely oversize in his emaciated face, and bright yellow, the pupils as small as pinpricks—from which dribbled ocherous tears the consistency of curd. The Curse of the Wendigo
  • Cold wind lashed my face; cold rain dribbled down my back. First lines
  • I watch the horrible dream drive away and disappear in a dribble of tail-lights.
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