drip ( 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
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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