/ drɪp; NAmE / verb , noun
■ verb ( -pp- )
[ v , usually + adv. / prep. ] ( of liquid ) to fall in small drops :
She was hot and sweat dripped into her eyes.
Water was dripping down the walls.
to produce drops of liquid :
[ v ]
The tap was dripping.
Her hair dripped down her back.
[ vn ]
Be careful, you're dripping paint everywhere!
drip (with) sth to contain or hold a lot of sth :
[ v ]
The trees were dripping with fruit.
[ vn ]
His voice dripped sarcasm.
[ sing. ] the sound or action of small drops of liquid falling continuously :
The silence was broken only by the steady drip, drip of water from the roof.
[ C ] a small drop of liquid that falls from sth :
We put a bucket under the hole in the roof to catch the drips.
( NAmE also IV ) [ C ] ( medical ) a piece of equipment that passes liquid food, medicine or blood very slowly through a tube into a patient's vein :
She's been put on a drip .
[ C ] ( informal , becoming old-fashioned ) a boring or stupid person with a weak personality
SYN wimp :
Don't be such a drip—come and join in the fun!
Old English dryppan , drӯpen , of Germanic origin; related to Danish dryppe , also to drop .