Definition of drivel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

drivel

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drivel
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvl//
 
he / she / it drivels
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvlz//
 
past simple drivelled
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
past participle drivelled
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
(US English) past simple driveled
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
(US English) past participle driveled
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvld//
 
-ing form drivelling
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvlɪŋ//
 
(US English) -ing form driveling
BrE BrE//ˈdrɪvlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪvlɪŋ//
 
 
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(drivelling, drivelled, (US English)driveling, driveled) [intransitive] drivel (on) (about something) (usually used in the progressive tenses) to keep talking about silly or unimportant things Word Origin Old English dreflian (meaning ‘to let saliva’ or ‘mucus flow from the nose or mouth’), of uncertain origin.
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