- 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 rain water 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.
Origin of drip
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Examples from the Web for dripped
It was a review of Lady Macbeth, and it dripped with malice.When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth
November 9, 2014
It dripped down from my head to my toes in slow motion, as if treacle had been poured over me.I Was Australia’s Anna Wintour
April 3, 2014
Beside a statue of Mordecai Anielewicz, the hero of the Warsaw uprising, dripped a crude cartoon of an Auschwitz-bound train.Ultra-Orthodox Jews Vandalize Jerusalem’s Holocaust Memorial
June 11, 2012
From head to foot they dripped with black mud, thick and slimy.Three Margarets
Laura E. Richards
It dripped and pattered off the skin-covering on to the boat and on to the rocks.Left on Labrador
Charles Asbury Stephens
"The minute you dripped water on that thing you changed," Shann continued.Storm Over Warlock
He was covered with thick gray fur which dripped with thick black mud.The Native Soil
Alan Edward Nourse
Tears filled his eyes and ran over and dripped from his nose.Mother West Wind "How" Stories
Thornton W. Burgess
- 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
Word Origin and History for dripped
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).
- The process of forming and falling in drops.
- Moisture or liquid such as medication that falls in drops.
- To fall in drops.