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verb [intransitive]     trickle pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participletrickling
past tensetrickled
past participletrickled
  1. 1
    if a liquid or a substance such as sand trickles somewhere, a small amount of it flows there slowly

    We let the sand trickle between our toes.

  2. 2
    if people or things trickle in or out, a few of them arrive or leave

    Guests were beginning to trickle into the church.

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