verb (used without object), drib·bled, drib·bling.
verb (used with object), drib·bled, drib·bling.
- Basketball. to bounce (the ball) as in advancing or keeping control of it.
- (especially in ice hockey and soccer) to move (the ball or puck) along by a rapid succession of short kicks or pushes.
- dreyfus affair,
- dribs and drabs,
- dried-fruit beetle
Origin of dribble
Examples from the Web for dribble
She reluctantly gulps it down, chokes, and allows little rivers of green juice to dribble from the corner of her mouth.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?|Lizzie Crocker|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others, who had spent the evening dining, began to dribble in.Colonel Crockett's Co-operative Christmas|Rupert Hughes
Mixon lay unconscious, his heavy breathing sounding painfully through Mrs. Brown's dribble of speech.Patty's Perversities|Arlo Bates
Then the free juice is drawn off and the rest left to dribble out, after tepid water has been added to hasten the process.Rambles in Normandy|Francis Miltoun
Word Origin for dribble
1580s, frequentative of obsolete verb drib (1520s), variant of drip (v.). Sports sense first used of soccer (1863), basketball sense is by 1892 (implied in dribbling). Related: Dribbled; dribbling. As a noun from 1670s.