- 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.
Origin of dribble
OTHER WORDS FROM dribbledribbler, noun
Words nearby dribble
How to use dribble in a sentence
Last season, the Hawks were a predictable mash of pick-and-rolls and dribble handoffs.
It’s hard to beat a guy off the dribble, in wheelchair basketball, because your hands are up to do a lot and chairs are wide and lateral movement is limited.Why Are Free Throws So Much Harder To Come By In Wheelchair Basketball?|John Loeppky|November 30, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
He shoots it, catch-and-shoot, or off the dribble, like Steph.Jamal Murray Isn’t The New Steph Curry, But He Might Be Close|Michael Pina|September 22, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It’s no surprise that Murray has been the most frequent recipient of dribble handoffs during the playoffs.Donovan Mitchell And Jamal Murray Are Taking Different Paths To Domination|Jared Dubin|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The two complement each other in several different ways, but nothing is more mutually beneficial than their dribble handoffs.The Miami Heat’s Dynamic Duo Could Make Noise In The Playoffs|Michael Pina|August 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
How refreshing it was to see England players swivel and dribble and sell dummies.
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
Fuel would dribble to a stop in one before it did in the other.
Instead, an ill-advised, uncharacteristic around-the-back dribble led to a steal and a Mario Chalmers three.LeBron James and Miami Heat Throttle OKC Thunder to Win 2012 NBA Championship|Jesse Singal|June 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Secret Service sex scandal is growing worse by the day, as new details dribble out about the debacle in Colombia.Secret Service Colombia Sex Scandal Deepens as Political Drama Rises|Tara McKelvey|April 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Supplies did slowly dribble in, and sometimes came in encouraging quantities when a store-ship was captured.The Siege of Boston|Allen French
Peter whirled completely around, to throw off the guard hovering in front of him, and started a dribble.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
The events recorded are only a grey dribble from a leaky town pump.Knut Hamsun|Hanna Astrup Larsen
Still San Francisco waited, though a constant dribble of departures made at last perceptible inroads on its population.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
In order to dribble stuff smelling sickeningly of carnations on a wasted yard.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore