Meaning of DRIP in English

v. & n.

--v. (dripped, dripping)

1. intr. & tr. fall or let fall in drops.

2 intr. (often foll. by with) be so wet as to shed drops (dripped with blood).


1. a the act or an instance of dripping (the steady drip of rain). b a drop of liquid (a drip of paint). c a sound of dripping.

2 colloq. a stupid, dull, or ineffective person.

3 (Med. drip-feed) the drip-by-drip intravenous administration of a solution of salt, sugar, etc.

4 Archit. a projection, esp. from a window-sill, keeping the rain off the walls.

Phrases and idioms:

drip-dry v. (-dries, -dried)

1. intr. (of fabric etc.) dry crease-free when hung up to drip.

2 tr. leave (a garment etc.) hanging up to dry.

--adj. able to be drip-dried. drip-mat a small mat under a glass. drip-moulding (or -stone) Archit. a stone etc. projection that deflects rain etc. from walls. dripping wet very wet.

Etymology: MDa. drippe f. Gmc (cf. DROP)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.