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  ( drips    plural & 3rd person present)   ( dripping    present participle)   ( dripped    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When liquid drips somewhere, or you drip it somewhere, it falls in individual small drops.  
Sit your child forward and let the blood drip into a tissue or on to the floor...      V prep/adv  
Amid the trees the sea mist was dripping...      V  
The children kept dripping Coke on the carpets.      V n prep/adv  
2       verb   When something drips, drops of liquid fall from it.  
A tap in the kitchen was dripping...      V  
Lou was dripping with perspiration...      V with n  
He was holding a cloth that dripped pink drops upon the floor.      V n  
3       n-count   A drip is a small individual drop of a liquid.  
Drips of water rolled down the trousers of his uniform.     
4       n-count   A drip is a piece of medical equipment by which a liquid is slowly passed through a tube into a patient's blood.  
I had a bad attack of pneumonia and spent two days in hospital on a drip.     
5       verb   If you say that something is dripping with a particular thing, you mean that it contains a lot of that thing.  
LITERARY   usu cont  
They were dazed by window displays dripping with diamonds and furs...      V with n  

Drip-dry clothes or sheets are made of a fabric that dries free of creases when it is hung up wet.      adj  
...drip-dry shirts.     
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais pour Apprenants  



1    dribble, drizzle, drop, exude, filter, plop, splash, sprinkle, trickle  
2    dribble, dripping, drop, leak, trickle  
3      (informal)   milksop, mummy's boy     (informal)   namby-pamby, ninny, softie     (informal)   weakling, weed     (informal)   wet     (Brit. informal)  

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Consulter aussi:

drippy, dip, drip-dry, dripping

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