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noun     drip pronunciation in British English
/drɪp/
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  1. 1
    [singular]Sound effect 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] informal someone who you think is very weak or boring
  4. 4
    [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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