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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytrickle down
he/she/ittrickles down
present participletrickling down
past tensetrickled down
past participletrickled down
  1. to have an effect gradually or after a long time
    trickle down to:

    This type of attitude trickles down to the children.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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