Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's in a Word: Dribble


drib·ble -  

noun, verb (used without object)

1. to fall or flow in drops or small quantities; trickle.
2. to drivel; slaver.
3. Sports. to advance a ball or puck by bouncing it or giving it a series of short kicks or pushes.
verb (used with object)
4. to let fall in drops.
5. Sports.
a. Basketball . to bounce (the ball) as in advancing or keeping control of it.
b. (especially in ice hockey and soccer) to move (the ball or puck) along by a rapid succession of short kicks or pushes.
6. a small trickling stream or a drop.
7. a small quantity of anything: a dribble of revenue.
8. Sports . an act or instance of dribbling a ball or puck.
9. Scot. a drizzle; a light rain.


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