let fall or be so wet as to shed small drops of liquid:
the faucet won't stop dripping
| his hands were dripping with blood.
(of liquid) fall in small drops:
water dripped from her clothing.
cause or allow (a liquid) to fall in such a way:
the candle was dripping wax down one side.
display a copious amount or degree of a particular quality or thing:
the women were dripping with gold and diamonds |
her voice dripped sarcasm.
a small drop of a liquid:
she put the bucket on top of the dresser to catch the drips.
∎ [in sing.]
the action or sound of liquid falling steadily in small drops:
the drip, drip, drip of the leak in the roof.
∎ short for drip feed.
a weak and ineffectual person.
a projection or groove on the underside of a cornice, windowsill, or molding that prevents rain from running down the wall below. Compare with dripstone.
, chip, clip, dip, drip, equip, flip, grip, gyp, harelip, hip, kip, lip, nip, outstrip, pip, quip, rip, scrip, ship, sip, skip, slip, snip, strip, tip, toodle-pip, trip, whip, yip, zip
•biochip • microchip • woodchip
•sheepdip • skinny-dip • rosehip
•landslip • payslip
•gymslip • side-slip • polyp • oxlip
•cowslip • pillowslip
•Cudlipp • paperclip • catnip • parsnip
•turnip • handgrip • cantrip • hairgrip
•airstrip • filmstrip • kirby grip
•weatherstrip • gossip • airship
•midship • kinship • godship • warship
•gunship • worship • wingtip
•fingertip • horsewhip • bullwhip
Any projection so shaped as to throw rainwater off and stop it running back to the wall, usually with a channel or throat underneath.2. Head
- or hood-mould, label
, or weather-moulding over the head of an aperture.
drip (intravenous drip) (drip) n.
apparatus for the continuous injection (transfusion) of blood, plasma, saline, glucose solution, or other fluid into a vein. The fluid flows under gravity from a suspended bottle through a tube ending in a hollow needle inserted into the patient's vein. Many infusions are now controlled by electronically regulated infusion pumps.
let fall in drops XV; intr. XVII. — MDa. drippe
), f. Gmc. *drupp-