Meaning of DRIP in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ drɪp ]

( drips, dripping, dripped)


When liquid drips somewhere, or you drip it somewhere, it falls in individual small drops.

Sit your child forward and let the blood drip into a tissue or on to the floor...

Amid the trees the sea mist was dripping...

The children kept dripping Coke on the carpets.

VERB : V prep / adv , V , V n prep / adv


When something drips , drops of liquid fall from it.

A tap in the kitchen was dripping...

Lou was dripping with perspiration...

He was holding a cloth that dripped pink drops upon the floor.

VERB : V , V with n , V n


A drip is a small individual drop of a liquid.

Drips of water rolled down the trousers of his uniform.



A drip is a piece of medical equipment by which a liquid is slowly passed through a tube into a patient’s blood.

I had a bad attack of pneumonia and spent two days in hospital on a drip.



If you say that something is dripping with a particular thing, you mean that it contains a lot of that thing. ( LITERARY )

They were dazed by window displays dripping with diamonds and furs...

VERB : usu cont , V with n


see also drip-dry , dripping

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