- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of liquid) to fall in small drops She was hot and sweat dripped into her eyes. Water was dripping down the walls.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] to produce drops of liquid The tap was dripping. + adv./prep. Her hair dripped down her back. drip something (+adv./prep.) Be careful, you're dripping paint everywhere!
- 3[intransitive, transitive] to contain or hold a lot of something drip with something The trees were dripping with fruit. drip something His voice dripped sarcasm. Word Origin Old English dryppan, drȳpen, of Germanic origin; related to Danish dryppe, also to drop.Extra examples Be careful, you’re dripping paint everywhere! The rain came down and dripped off the edges of the car. Water dripped from the tap.
BrE BrE//drɪp//; NAmE NAmE//drɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drip
BrE BrE//drɪp//; NAmE NAmE//drɪp//he / she / it drips
BrE BrE//drɪps//; NAmE NAmE//drɪps//past simple dripped
BrE BrE//drɪpt//; NAmE NAmE//drɪpt//past participle dripped
BrE BrE//drɪpt//; NAmE NAmE//drɪpt//-ing form dripping
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪpɪŋ//