dribble

See also: dribblé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

drib +‎ -le (early modern English frequentative suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɹɪ.bəl/, /dɹɪ.bl̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɹɪ.bɫ̩/, /ˈdɹɪ.b(ə)l/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪbəl

VerbEdit

dribble (third-person singular simple present dribbles, present participle dribbling, simple past and past participle dribbled)

  1. (basketball, soccer) In various ball games, to move (with) the ball, controlling its path by kicking or bouncing it repeatedly
  2. To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool
  3. To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle
  4. (transitive) To let something fall in drips.
  5. (dated) To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.

DescendantsEdit

  • Czech: driblovat

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NounEdit

dribble (countable and uncountable, plural dribbles)

  1. (uncountable) Drool; saliva.
  2. (countable) A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
  3. (countable) A small amount of a liquid.
  4. (countable) In sport(s), the act of moving (with) a ball by kicking or bouncing it.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English dribble.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dribble m (plural dribbles)

  1. (sports) dribble

VerbEdit

dribble

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dribbler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dribbler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of dribbler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of dribbler
  5. second-person singular imperative of dribbler

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

dribble

  1. inflection of dribbeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I