dribble

  • 1 dribble — [ dribl ] n. m. • 1913; de l angl. dribble → dribbler ♦ Anglic. Sport Action de dribbler. Recomm. offic. drible. ● dribble nom masculin (anglais dribble) Action de dribbler. dribble …

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  • 2 Dribble — Drib ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dribbing}.] [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.] 1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

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  • 3 Dribble — Drib ble, v. t. 1. To let fall in drops. [1913 Webster] Let the cook . . . dribble it all the way upstairs. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. In basketball and various other games, to propel (the ball) by successive slight hits or kicks so as to keep it… …

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  • 4 Dribble — Drib ble, n. 1. A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. An act of dribbling[2] a ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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  • 5 dribble — (v.) 1580s, frequentative of obsolete verb drib (1520s), variant of DRIP (Cf. drip). Sports sense first used of soccer (1863), basketball sense is by 1892 (implied in dribbling). Related: Dribbled; dribbling. As a noun from 1670s …

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  • 6 dribble — [v] trickle distill, drip, drivel, drizzle, drool, drop, fall in drops, leak, ooze, run, salivate, seep, slaver, slobber, spout, squirt, trill, weep; concepts 179,185 Ant. pour …

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  • 7 dribble — ► VERB 1) (of a liquid) fall slowly in drops or a thin stream. 2) allow saliva to run from the mouth. 3) (in sport) take (the ball) forward with slight touches or (in basketball) by continuous bouncing. ► NOUN 1) a thin stream of liquid. 2) (in… …

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  • 8 dribble — [drib′əl] vi., vt. dribbled, dribbling [freq. of DRIB] 1. to flow, or let flow, in drops or driblets; trickle 2. to come forth or let out a little at a time 3. to let (saliva, liquid, etc.) drip from the mouth; drool 4. to keep (a ball or puck)… …

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  • 9 Dribble — Un dribble est une action effectuée par les joueurs en sport collectif. L action consiste à se déplacer sur le terrain avec la balle en respectant les règles du jeu concerné. Un joueur dribble le plus souvent pour passer la défense adverse et… …

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  • 10 dribble — [[t]drɪ̱b(ə)l[/t]] dribbles, dribbling, dribbled 1) V ERG If a liquid dribbles somewhere, or if you dribble it, it drops down slowly or flows in a thin stream. [V prep/adv] Sweat dribbled down Hart s face... [V n prep/adv] Dribble the hot mixture …

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  • 11 dribble — I UK [ˈdrɪb(ə)l] / US verb Word forms dribble : present tense I/you/we/they dribble he/she/it dribbles present participle dribbling past tense dribbled past participle dribbled 1) a) [intransitive] British if you dribble, saliva (= the liquid in… …

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  • 12 Dribble — RPM Fusion ist ein Software Repository für die Linux Distributionen Fedora, RedHat Enterprise Linux und CentOS. Mit Paketverwaltungs Tools wie YUM oder PackageKit können in RPM Packages verpackte Anwendungen und Systemteile auf den RPM Fusion… …

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  • 13 dribble — drib|ble1 [ˈdrıbəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: drib to fall in small drops (16 18 centuries), from DRIP1] 1.) [I and T] to let liquid come out of your mouth onto your face ▪ Watch out, the baby is dribbling on your shirt! ▪ He was dribbling tea… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 dribble — 1. verb a) To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool b) To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to tri …

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  • 15 dribble — drib|ble1 [ drıbl ] verb 1. ) intransitive if you dribble, SALIVA (=the liquid in your mouth) comes out onto your chin: The baby was dribbling. a ) intransitive or transitive if a liquid dribbles or you dribble it, it flows slowly in small drops …

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  • 16 dribble — I. verb (dribbled; dribbling) Etymology: frequentative of drib to dribble Date: circa 1589 transitive verb 1. to issue sporadically and in small bits 2. to let or cause to fall in drops little by little 3. a. to propel by successive slight taps… …

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  • 17 dribble — 1. verb 1) the baby started to dribble Syn: drool, slaver, slobber, salivate, drivel 2) rainwater dribbled down her face Syn: trickle, drip, fall, drizzle; ooze, seep 3) …

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  • 18 dribble — 1 verb 1 (I) BrE to let saliva (=natural liquid in your mouth) flow out of your mouth onto your chin; drool (1) AmE: Watch out, the baby is dribbling on your shirt! 2 (intransitive always + adv/prep) if a liquid dribbles, it flows very slowly in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 dribble — [ˈdrɪb(ə)l] verb 1) [I/T] if a liquid dribbles, or if you dribble it, it flows slowly in small drops 2) [I/T] to move forwards with a ball by kicking or BOUNCING it 3) [I] British if you dribble, SALIVA (= the liquid in your mouth) comes out onto …

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  • 20 dribble — verb Dribble is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑baby, ↑blood, ↑saliva Dribble is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ball …

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