drip

drip
drip1 [drıp] v past tense and past participle dripped present participle dripping
[: Old English; Origin: dryppan; related to drop]
1.) [I and T]
to let liquid fall in drops
The tap's dripping .
Her boots were muddy and her hair was dripping .
drip blood/water/sweat etc
John came in, his arm dripping blood.
be dripping with blood/sweat etc
The hand that held the gun was dripping with sweat.
2.)
to fall in drops
drip down/from etc
The rain dripped down his neck.
Water was dripping through the ceiling.
3.) be dripping with sth
to contain or be covered in a lot of something
be dripping with jewels/gems/pearls etc
All the princes were dripping with gems.
His tone was now dripping with sarcasm .
drip 2
drip2 [i]n
1.)
one of the drops of liquid that fall from something
I put some plastic buckets on the floor to catch the drips.
2.) [singular, U]
the sound or action of a liquid falling in drops
The silence was broken only by a regular drip, drip, drip.
3.)
a piece of equipment used in hospitals for putting liquids directly into your blood
= ↑IV
be/put sb on a drip
At the hospital they put me on a drip.
4.) informal
someone who is boring and weak

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