verb (used without object), trick·led, trick·ling.
verb (used with object), trick·led, trick·ling.
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Origin of trickle
OTHER WORDS FROM trickletrick·ling·ly, adverb
Words nearby trickle
Example sentences from the Web for trickle
Such systems need only a trickle of power to smell smoke or detect rising heat, he says.Trees power this alarm system for remote forest fires|Stephen Ornes|October 16, 2020|Science News For Students
Before that, the water just wasn’t there—or if it was, perhaps it was a trickle or a stream.
The cash spigot that had been flowing to startups throughout Magic Leap’s lifetime slowed to a trickle this year when the coronavirus pandemic struck.Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one|Verne Kopytoff|September 26, 2020|Fortune
A plant satiated on NPK fertilizers reaches for the exudate tap with leafy hands and turns it down to a trickle.Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too - Issue 90: Something Green|Anne Biklé & David R. Montgomery|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
Since the onset of the pandemic, each day has brought a slow trickle of restaurant closures, but now, they’re coming in waves.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die?|Elazar Sontag|August 28, 2020|Eater
Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, many old Nazis managed discreetly to trickle back to what they regarded as the Fatherland.
In the meantime, much of the book is already available online, and scholarly criticism has already started to trickle in.
Months after the president stepped in to save the Yazidis from genocide, the airstrikes have slowed to a trickle.Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away|Josh Rogin|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A small trickle of donations from friends and family, handled by a church in Indiana, was his main source of funding.
In days of yore, blood on screen was to be feared: think the trickle of blood signaling defilement in old vampire movies.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I laved his pain-twisted face with the cool water and let a few drops trickle into his open mouth.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The trickle of water sounded very pleasant to all the children as they lay down once more to drink.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Beardsley savored the thought tastily, and let it trickle away, and the look of glee on his cherubic face was gone.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
He looked down at his hand, where two long red scratches oozed a trickle of blood.The Medici Boots|Pearl Norton Swet
These drops of water trickle to the floor, and occasionally the exuded white matter falls.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft