Definition of dripping in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɪpɪŋ


[mass noun] (US drippings)
  • 1Fat that has melted and dripped from roasting meat, used in cooking or eaten cold as a spread: bread and dripping
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    • Mash the vegetables with the butter or dripping, add salt and pepper to taste and stir in the chives.
    • I still carry around a hankering for bread and dripping, steamed pudding, and sweet macaroni, but I know they will do me no good, so I avoid them.
    • Heat the butter or dripping in a frying pan, add the cakes and cook them gently for about five minutes on each side until golden and crisp.
  • 1.1 (drippings) US Wax, fat, or other liquid produced from something by the effect of heat: use the pan drippings to brush on the pork
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    • Juice drippings from your food can pool in these materials and create flare-ups, which means you'll likely be eating charred dry things, not juicy grilled food.
    • The mayor's inference, of course, was that Atkins was actually felled by his meat-heavy diet, that his arteries were clogged with beef drippings.
    • Saute onion and celery in bacon drippings 3-5 minutes.


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  • Very wet: [as submodifier]: dripping wet hair
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    • And by the time the show ended, we were all soaked and dripping wet.
    • Yesterday I was sitting in a café, drinking coffee, and two young girls - just like we used to be - wandered in dripping wet from the rain.
    • I took a very quick shower and got out in time to slip a towel around my body and dash, dripping wet, back into the kitchen to pull my food out of the fryer.

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