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noun drip pronunciation in American English /drɪp/
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  1. 1
    [singular] the sound or action of a liquid falling in drops
    All I could hear was the drip, drip of water.
    1. a.
      [countable] one of the small drops of liquid that fall from something
      There were drips of blood on the floor.
  2. 2
    [countable] medical a piece of equipment used in a hospital for putting a liquid such as medicine directly into your body
    be on a drip: He was on a drip for two weeks after the accident.
  3. 3
    [countable] a small amount of something such as information that you get regularly
    a steady drip of data suggesting that the economy is improving


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