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drip

When water flows slowly in tiny drops, it drips. The movement of water in this way is called a drip.

Have you ever had a leaky faucet? Then you probably know a drip is water leaking out one drop at a time: drip drip drip. A broken faucet has a drip, and you can say the water is dripping. When it rains, it usually starts dripping before it rains harder. When you turn on the shower, it might start as drips. Once the water is flowing strongly and in a stream, it's not dripping anymore.

Definitions of drip
  1. noun
    flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    “there's a drip through the roof”
    synonyms: dribble, trickle
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    types:
    intravenous drip
    slow continuous drip introducing solutions intravenously (a drop at a time)
    type of:
    flow, flowing
    the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
  2. noun
    the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    “the constant sound of dripping irritated him”
    synonyms: dripping
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    type of:
    sound
    the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  3. noun
    (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
    synonyms: drip mold, drip mould
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    types:
    dripstone, hoodmold, hoodmould
    a protective drip that is made of stone
    type of:
    projection
    any structure that branches out from a central support
  4. verb
    fall in drops
    “Water is dripping from the faucet”
    Synonyms:
    dribble, drop
    let or cause to fall in drops
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    type of:
    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  5. verb
    let or cause to fall in drops
    synonyms: dribble, drop
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    type of:
    pour
    cause to run
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