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Definition 1: the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dribble in the sense of this definition

(dribble is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of dribble ) an illegal dribble in basketball (the player uses both hands to dribble or the player starts to dribble a second time after coming to a stop)

(dribble belongs to category ...) a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal

(dribble belongs to category ...) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

Definition 2: saliva spilling from the mouth - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for dribble in the sense of this definition

(dribble is a kind of ...) a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches

Definition 3: flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid - [noun denoting event]

Samples where dribble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there's a drip through the roof

Synonyms for dribble in the sense of this definition

(dribble is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of dribble ) slow continuous drip introducing solutions intravenously (a drop at a time)

Definition 4: let saliva drivel from the mouth - [verb of body]

Samples where dribble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The baby drooled

Synonyms for dribble in the sense of this definition

(dribble is a kind of ...) produce saliva

"We salivated when he described the great meal"

Definition 5: propel - [verb of contact]

Samples where dribble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Carry the ball
  • dribble the ball

Synonyms for dribble in the sense of this definition

(dribble is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(dribble belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 6: let or cause to fall in drops - [verb of contact]

Samples where dribble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dribble oil into the mixture

Synonyms for dribble in the sense of this definition

(dribble is a kind of ...) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

(dribble has a similar meaning as ...) fall in drops

"Water is dripping from the faucet"

Definition 7: run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream - [verb of motion]

Samples where dribble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dribble in the sense of this definition

(dribble is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

(... is a kind of dribble ) permeate or penetrate gradually

"the fertilizer leached into the ground"

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