/drip/ , v. , dripped or dript, dripping , n.
1. to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips.
2. to fall in drops, as a liquid.
3. to let fall in drops.
4. an act of dripping.
5. liquid that drips.
6. the sound made by falling drops: the irritating drip of a faucet.
7. Slang. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
8. (in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
9. Archit. , 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.
10. a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
11. Med. See intravenous drip .
12. Slang. maudlin sentimentality.
[ bef. 1000; ME dryppe, OE dryppan; cf. DROP ]
Syn. 2. trickle, dribble, leak, sprinkle, drizzle.