Drip meaning

drĭp
The definition of a drip is a falling of drops that is often constant in rhythm, or is slang for an unpleasant person.

An example of a drip is a constant flow of drops of water from a sink.

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Drip is defined as to fall or cause to fall in drops.

An example of drip is for water to slowly come out of a leaky faucet.

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To fall in drops.

Water is dripping from that leaky faucet.

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A tiresome or annoying person.
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The sound made by liquid falling in drops.

Listened to the steady drip of the rain.

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To shed drops.

An umbrella that is dripping all over the floor.

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To ooze or be saturated with or as if with liquid.

A speech that dripped with sarcasm.

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To let fall in or as if in drops.

A brush dripping paint; a speech that dripped invective.

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The process of forming and falling in drops.
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A projection on a cornice or sill from which rainwater can drip, protecting the wall below.
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To fall in or as in drops.
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To let drops of liquid fall.
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To be so soaked or filled with liquid as to have some trickle down or over.
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To let fall in drops.
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A falling in drops; trickling.
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Moisture or liquid falling in drops.
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The sound made by liquid falling in drops.
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A person regarded as unpleasant or insipid.
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A continuous giving of a solution of salt, sugar, etc., esp. intravenously.
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A company-sponsored investment program through which the shareholders may reinvest their dividends and buy additional shares, either occasionally or at regular intervals.
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(intransitive) To fall one drop at a time.

Listening to the tap next door drip all night drove me mad!

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(intransitive) To leak slowly.

Does the sink drip, or have I just spilt water over the floor?

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To let fall in drops.

After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil.

My broken pen dripped ink onto the table.

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(intransitive, usually with with) To have a superabundance of valuable things.

The Old Hall simply drips with masterpieces of the Flemish painters.

The duchess was dripping with jewels.

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(intransitive, of the weather) To rain lightly.

The weather isn't so bad. I mean, it's dripping, but you're not going to get so wet.

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(intransitive) To be wet, to be soaked.
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A drop of a liquid.

I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.

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(medicine) An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream (an intravenous drip).

He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.

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(colloquial) A limp, ineffectual, boring or otherwise uninteresting person.

He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip!

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Origin of drip

  • Middle English drippen dhreu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition