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American English: /ˈdrɪbəl/
British English: /ˈdrɪb(ə)l/

Translation of dribble in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (drool) he dribbles
    se le cae la baba
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • 1to dribble saliva 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)he dribbled the ball past or around a defender
    dribló or dribleó or regateó a un defensa


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (saliva)
    Example sentences
    • With a stretch, a yawn and a scratch, he adjusted his position and returned to sleep, a spot of dribble suspended from his mouth.
    • I had a bit of a snooze and woke up with dribble all down my shirt.
    • Man, where are the tissues when you need them - there was dribble everywhere.
    1.2 countable (of running liquid)
    chorrito (masculine)
    hilo (masculine)
    there's only a dribble left
    queda solo una gota or un poquito
    Example sentences
    • Once an emulsion has begun to form, you can increase the dribble to a thin, slow stream.
    • With thick dribbles of paint streaming down the canvases, a certain symmetry is achieved.
    • A dribble of blood trickled from the corner of his mouth as he fought to find enough force to speak.
  • 2 uncountable (Sport)
    dribling (masculine)
    regateo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He is taking the ball to the basket aggressively and making plays off the dribble for his teammates.
    • While he makes certain rookie ball-handling mistakes, he also shows a low dribble and ball control that lets him get to the hoop against tough defense.
    • He's an awesome athlete, knows how to play above the rim, and can take any Power Forward off the dribble.
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