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Definition of dribble
1 [no object] (of a liquid) fall slowly in drops or a thin stream:rain dribbled down the window [with object] pour (a liquid) slowly in drops or a thin stream:he dribbled cream into his coffee allow saliva to run from the mouth:his mouth was open and he was dribbling 2 [with object] (chiefly in soccer, field hockey, and basketball) take (the ball) forward past opponents with slight touches of the feet or the stick, or (in basketball) by continuous bouncing:he attempted to dribble the ball from the goal area [no object]:he dribbled past a swarm of defenders
1a thin stream of liquid; a trickle:a dribble of blood saliva running from the mouth. 2(in soccer, hockey, and basketball) an act or instance of taking the ball forward with repeated slight touches or bounces.