WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
drip /drɪp/USA pronunciation
v., dripped, drip•ping, n. v.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- to let drops fall:[no object]This faucet drips.
- to (cause to) fall in drops;
dribble: [no object]The milk dripped out of the bottle and down her shirt.[~ + object]He dripped some water on her face.
- an act of dripping:[uncountable]the drip of the rain.
- liquid that drips:[uncountable]Wipe the drip of water from your nose.
- the sound made by falling drops:[countable; usually singular]the irritating drip of a faucet.
- Slang Termsa boring or colorless person:[countable]a blind date with a real drip.
- Medicine[uncountable] the continuous, slow introduction of a fluid into the body, usually into a vein.
(drip),USA pronunciation v., dripped or dript, drip•ping, n. v.i.
- to let drops fall;
shed drops:This faucet drips.
- to fall in drops, as a liquid.
- to let fall in drops.
- an act of dripping.
- liquid that drips.
- the sound made by falling drops:the irritating drip of a faucet.
- Slang Termsan unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
- Building(in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
- Building, Building, Architecture[Archit., Building Trades.]any device, as a molding, for shedding rain water to keep it from running down a wall, falling onto the sill of an opening, etc.
- Buildinga pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
- MedicineSee intravenous drip.
- Slang Termsmaudlin sentimentality.
- bef. 1000; Middle English dryppe, Old English dryppan; compare drop
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged trickle, dribble, leak, sprinkle, drizzle.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
drip /drɪp/ vb (drips, dripping, dripped)
- to fall or let fall in drops
Etymology: Old English dryppan, from dropa drop
- the formation and falling of drops of liquid
- the sound made by falling drops
- a projection at the front lower edge of a sill or cornice designed to throw water clear of the wall below
- informal an inane, insipid person
- the usually intravenous drop-by-drop administration of a therapeutic solution, as of salt or sugar
- the solution administered
- the equipment used to administer a solution in this way
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