to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips.
to fall in drops, as a liquid.
to let fall in drops.
an act of dripping.
liquid that drips.
the sound made by falling drops: the irritating drip of a faucet.
Slang. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
(in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
Architecture, Building Trades. any device, as a molding, for shedding rainwater to keep it from running down a wall, falling onto the sill of an opening, etc.
a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
Medicine/Medical. intravenous drip.
Slang. maudlin sentimentality.
- non·drip, adjective
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How to use drip in a sentence
There are just these tiny little drips of information that get sent to the reader a little bit at a time.How Gideon the Ninth author Tamsyn Muir queers the space opera | Constance Grady | February 5, 2021 | Vox
A drip drug that allows engineering of the blood system could become a public health boon as significant as vaccines.The next act for messenger RNA could be bigger than covid vaccines | David Rotman | February 5, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Shading occasionally simulates depth, and drips saunter atop the compositions, as if to ring a final note of disorder.In the galleries: Middle East artists examine sheltering in place amid pandemic | Mark Jenkins | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
For example, irrigation systems that deliver water through slow drips cut water use by up to 60% compared with sprinklers.
There has been new reporting that he, too, was in the Justice Department’s crosshairs for stock trades that paid off handsomely at the start of the pandemic, and there has been a steady drip of other news about his stock trades.
Meanwhile, Beth is working from inside the hospital to secure the drugs Carol needs and to keep her hooked up to an IV drip.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale | Melissa Leon | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But as one Republican consultant put it, “There is a drip drip.”Vote for the (Alleged) Crooks! How Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker are Running While Under Investigation | Olivia Nuzzi | August 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I'm kind of afraid of needles, but if there were a personal intravenous caffeine drip, I would seriously consider it.
His face is gory and pitted with deep shrapnel wounds and his injured hands drip blood on the rumpled woolen blankets.Hezbollah and Assad Plan Offensive On Jihadists In Yabrud | Jamie Dettmer | January 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I lay against a corner of the stockade seat, listening to the wind whispering and to the ceaseless drip-drip of the trees.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Her soft murmuring voice has stolen into his brain; he hears it in the drip, drip of the rain on the sill outside.Uncanny Tales | Various
Still, there was not much chance of her going out in the fog—and now that he listened, he heard the drip of rain.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
The brook was whispering secret things, and the drip from the trees made a soft tinkle, just detectable, on its pools.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
In replacing the drip pan of an ice box or refrigerator it is often necessary to bend over in locating it under the drip pipe.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for drip
to fall or let fall in drops
the formation and falling of drops of liquid
the sound made by falling drops
architect a projection at the front lower edge of a sill or cornice designed to throw water clear of the wall below
informal an inane, insipid person
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
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