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Language: Old English
Origin: dryppan; related to drop

drip

1 verb
     
drip1 past tense and past participle dripped, present participle dripping
1 [intransitive and transitive] to let liquid fall in drops:
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 [intransitive] to fall in drops
drip down/from etc
The rain dripped down his neck.
Water was dripping through the ceiling.
3

be dripping with something

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.

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