Translation of dribble in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈdrɪbəl/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (drool) babear he dribbles se le cae la baba, babea
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    • Stripes snaked down his body, yellowy eyes stared back at both warriors, orange fur bristled in the heat, and sharp canines dribbled with saliva.
    • His mouth dribbled at the thought of the human food; though it lacked the piquancy of live prey, it had strangely appetizing flavours.
    • And, for a number of babies, this can make them a little irritable, more inclined to wake up crying at night, more liable to drool and dribble, and need more soothing and comfort.
  • 2 [Sport/Deporte] driblar, driblear
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    • He had to use a hockey stick to dribble a ball round some cones.
    • That, of course, was exactly my plan, and I pushed past him, dribbling the ball down the field before scoring after many failed attempts at stealing the ball on his part.
    • Charging past him, she dribbled the ball with one hand, to get a shot in at the three-point line.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1to dribble saliva babear she was dribbling milk le chorreaba la leche por la boca dribble melted chocolate over the cake decorar el pastel con chorritos de chocolate fundido
  • 2 [Sport/Deporte] he dribbled the ball past o around a defender dribló or dribleó or regateó a un defensa


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (saliva) baba (feminine) 1.2 countable/numerable (of running liquid) chorrito (masculine), hilo (masculine) there's only a dribble left queda solo una gota or un poquito

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.