- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to flow, or to make something flow, slowly in a thin stream (+ adv./prep.) Tears were trickling down her cheeks. trickle something (+ adv./prep.) She trickled the sand slowly through her fingers.
- 2 [intransitive, transitive] trickle (something) + adv./prep. to go, or to make something go, somewhere slowly or gradually People began trickling into the auditorium. News is starting to trickle out. Phrasal Verbstrickle down
NAmE//ˈtrɪkl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trickle
he / she / it trickles
past simple trickled
-ing form trickling