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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪkəl/

Translation of trickle in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

(+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo)
  • 1.1 (flow) perspiration trickled down his forehead le corrían gotas de sudor por la frente water trickled from the pipe salía un hilito de agua de la cañería the sand trickled through his fingers la arena se deslizó por entre sus dedos the water was trickling away el agua se iba escurriendo poco a poco 1.2 (arrive, go) letters are still trickling in todavía se está recibiendo alguna que otra carta the audience began to trickle back into the hall poco a poco el público fue volviendo a la sala

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • he trickled water over the leaves dejó caer un hilito de agua sobre las hojas


  • hilo (masculine) a trickle of blood un hilo de sangre the river is now no more than a trickle el río ya no es más que un hilito the initial trickle of refugees became a flood el goteo inicial de refugiados se convirtió en un verdadero torrente applications have slowed to a trickle ya solo se recibe alguna que otra solicitud

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