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 sport) an act of dribbling.
DERIVATIVES dribbler noun dribbly adjective.
ORIGIN originally in sense «shoot an arrow short or wide of its target»: from obsolete drib, variant of DRIP(Cf. ↑drip).

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