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Definition of drip noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular] the sound or action of small drops of liquid falling continuously The silence was broken only by the steady drip, drip of water from the roof.
  2. 2[countable] a small drop of liquid that falls from something We put a bucket under the hole in the roof to catch the drips.
  3. 3[countable] (medical) = IV She's been put on a drip.
  4. 4[countable] (informal) (old-fashioned) a boring or stupid person with a weak personality synonym wimp Don't be such a drip—come and join in the fun!
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: drip