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Definition of dribble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dribble
    he / she / it dribbles
    past simple dribbled
    -ing form dribbling
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] dribble (something) to let saliva or another liquid come out of your mouth and run down your chin synonym drool
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to fall in small drops or in a thin stream Melted wax dribbled down the side of the candle.
  3. 3[transitive] dribble something (into/over/onto something) to pour something slowly, in drops or a thin stream synonym drizzle synonym trickle Dribble a little olive oil over the salad.
  4. 4[transitive, intransitive] dribble (something) (+ adv.prep.) (in basketball, soccer and some other sports) to move the ball along with several short kicks, hits, or bounces She dribbled the ball the length of the field. He dribbled past two defenders and scored a magnificent goal.
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