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dribble

See also: dribblé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

drib +‎ -le (early modern English frequentative suffix)

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VerbEdit

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

  1. To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool
  2. To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle
  3. In various ball games, to run with the ball, controlling its path with the feet
  4. (basketball) To bounce the ball on the floor with one hand at a time, enabling the player to move with it;
  5. To advance by dribbling
  6. (transitive) to let something fall in drips
    • Jonathan Swift
      Let the cook [] dribble it all the way upstairs.
  7. (transitive) in various ball games, to move the ball by repeated light kicks so as not to lose control of it.
  8. (dated) To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.

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NounEdit

dribble (plural dribbles)

  1. A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
  2. A small amount of a liquid.
  3. In sport, the act of dribbling.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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. First-person singular present of dribbeln.
  2. Imperative singular of dribbeln.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of dribbeln.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of dribbeln.