What does dribble mean?

Definitions for dribble
ˈdrɪb əldrib·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dribble.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drip, trickle, dribble(noun)

    flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid

    "there's a drip through the roof"

  2. drool, dribble, drivel, slobber(noun)

    saliva spilling from the mouth

  3. dribble, dribbling(verb)

    the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks

  4. trickle, dribble, filter(verb)

    run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

    "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"

  5. dribble, drip, drop(verb)

    let or cause to fall in drops

    "dribble oil into the mixture"

  6. dribble, carry(verb)

    propel, "Carry the ball"

    "dribble the ball"

  7. drivel, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, dribble(verb)

    let saliva drivel from the mouth

    "The baby drooled"


  1. dribble(Noun)

    A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.

  2. dribble(Noun)

    A small amount of a liquid.

  3. dribble(Noun)

    In sport, the act of dribbling.

  4. dribble(Verb)

    To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool

  5. dribble(Verb)

    To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle

  6. dribble(Verb)

    In various ball games, to run with the ball, controlling its path with the feet

  7. dribble(Verb)

    To bounce the ball on the floor with one hand at a time, enabling the player to move with it;

  8. dribble(Verb)

    To advance by dribbling

  9. dribble(Verb)

    to let something fall in drips

  10. dribble(Verb)

    in various ball games, to move the ball, by repeated light kicks

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dribble(verb)

    to fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves

    Etymology: [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.]

  2. Dribble(verb)

    to slaver, as a child or an idiot; to drivel

    Etymology: [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.]

  3. Dribble(verb)

    to fall weakly and slowly

    Etymology: [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.]

  4. Dribble(verb)

    to let fall in drops

    Etymology: [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.]

  5. Dribble(noun)

    a drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops

    Etymology: [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dribble

    drib′l, v.i. to fall in small drops: to drop quickly: to slaver, as a child or an idiot.—v.t. to let fall in drops: to give out in small portions: at football, &c., to keep the ball moving forward little by little.—v.t. Drib, to dribble, drivel.—n. a driblet.—ns. Drib′bler; Drib′let, Drib′blet, a small drop: a small quantity. [Dim. of Drip.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dribble

    Drizzling showers; light rain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dribble in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dribble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dribble in a Sentence

  1. Lionel Messi:

    The pitches here are shameful, the ball is like a rabbit, it can go anywhere, the conditions are very difficult and it's very hard to dribble properly. This cannot go on.

  2. Dirk Nowitzki:

    The play was to get the ball right there. Just wait until the clock was down and make a move either way, obviously, the entire league knows I usually like going left, so (Randle) was really high side on me. All I had to do was kind of rip through, take a dribble and shoot. It felt good leaving my hands, so I'm glad it went in.

  3. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    Since the Russian intervention in Syria, the dribble of people who were perhaps going back from these camps to Syria has stopped dead, and there is a new flow coming in because of the actions The Russians are taking - particularly in southern Syria along the border just a few kilometers from here.

  4. Jean Baudrillard:

    A society which allows an abominable event to burgeon from its dung heap and grow on its surface is like a man who lets a fly crawl unheeded across his face or saliva dribble from his mouth -- either epileptic or dead.

  5. Mark Wunderlich:

    On the dribble, we always talk about dribbling you can take two legal steps to the basket, right? No one ever thought about on the gather after you dribble you can take two legal steps backwards.

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Translations for dribble

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • лигавя се, росене, дриблирам, капене, църцоря, дрибъл, изкапвам, капя, капкаBulgarian
  • driblatge, driblar, conducció, conduirCatalan, Valencian
  • driblovat, nechat kapat, odkapávat, slintat, kapatCzech
  • dribbeln, tropfen, sabbernGerman
  • pogute versi, guti, dribli, salivumi, baviEsperanto
  • regate, regatear, driblar, babear, gambeta, gambetear, gotearSpanish
  • pisara, tippua, kuljettaa, tiputella, tilkka, kuolata, kuljettaminen, tihkua, noro, tippa, tiputtaaFinnish
  • dribbler, bave, goutte, goutter, dribble, baverFrench
  • druibleáilIrish
  • sheelManx
  • כדרר, כדרורHebrew
  • pattogtatHungarian
  • bava, sbavare, sbrodolareItalian
  • pāhīhīMāori
  • dribbelen, kwijlen, zeveren, druppel, druppelenDutch
  • drible, babar, driblarPortuguese
  • пускать слюниRussian
  • дриблинг, driblati, дриблање, цуркати, балавитиSerbo-Croatian
  • dribbla, dregla, droppaSwedish
  • ஜொள்ளுTamil
  • เลี้ยงลูกThai

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