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Definition of dribble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dribble

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɪbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪbl//
     
    Soccer
     
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  1. 1[countable] a very small amount of liquid, in a thin stream a dribble of blood Add just a dribble of oil.
  2. 2[uncountable] (especially British English) saliva (= liquid) from a person’s mouth There was dribble all down the baby's front.
  3. 3[countable] the act of dribbling the ball in a sport See related entries: Soccer
  4. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: frequentative of obsolete drib, variant of drip. The original sense was ‘shoot an arrow short or wide of its target’, which was also a sense of drib.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dribble

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