verb (used without object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
verb (used with object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
- drinking song,
- drinking water,
- drinking-up time,
- drinkwater, john,
- drip cap,
- drip coffee,
- drip feed,
- drip grind,
- drip irrigation
Origin of drip
Examples from the Web for drip
Mixner would insert it via an IV and hold his friend until the drip was completed.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as one Republican consultant put it, “There is a drip drip.”
Lead acid cells could leak acid, which might drip out of the radio cabinet onto your lovely Persian rug.
However, experts are saying there is no danger to mothe ror unborn child provided fluids and nutrients can be provided by a drip.
She is believed to be on a drip for liquid and food, and unable to hold any food down.
Leaving the shelter of the tree, they made their way through the bushes, which were now beginning to drip from the rain.The Rover Boys on the Farm|Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
The drip of the fog from the eaves was the only break in the stillness.The Million-Dollar Suitcase|Alice MacGowan
There was no sound save that of the water—splash, splash, drip, drip.Adventures in Many Lands|Various
Grow them alongside the fence, or against the school-house if there is a place where the eaves will not drip on them.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
The darkness increased; the pavement plashed beneath our feet, and the drip, drip of water was incessant.In the Wrong Paradise|Andrew Lang
verb drips, dripping or dripped
- the usually intravenous drop-by-drop administration of a therapeutic solution, as of salt or sugar
- the solution administered
- the equipment used to administer a solution in this way
Word Origin for drip
c.1300, perhaps from Middle Danish drippe, from Proto-Germanic *drup- (cf. Dutch druipen, German triefen), from PIE root *dhreu-. Related to droop and drop. Old English had cognate drypan "to let drop," dropian "fall in drops," and dreopan "to drop." Related: Dripped; dripping.
mid-15c., from drip (v.). The slang meaning "stupid, feeble, or dull person" is first recorded 1932, perhaps from earlier American English slang sense "nonsense" (1919).