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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɪbəl/

Translation of dribble in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (drool) babear he dribbles se le cae la baba, babea
    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/Deporte] driblar, driblear
    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/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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