Pronunciation Verb

drip (drips, present participle dripping; past and past participle dripped)

  1. (intransitive) To fall one drop at a time.
    Listening to the tap next door drip all night drove me mad!
  2. (intransitive) To leak slowly.
    Does the sink drip, or have I just spilt water over the floor?
  3. (transitive) To let fall in drops.
    After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil.
    My broken pen dripped ink onto the table.
    • RQ
      Which from the thatch drips fast a shower of rain.
  4. (intransitive, usually, with with) To have a superabundance of valuable things.
    The Old Hall simply drips with masterpieces of the Flemish painters.
    The duchess was dripping with jewels.
  5. (intransitive, of the weather) To rain lightly.
    The weather isn't so bad. I mean, it's dripping, but you're not going to get so wet.
  6. (intransitive) To be wet, to be soaked.
  7. (UK, naval slang, intransitive) To whine or complain consistently; to grumble.
    • 1995, Sue Innes, Making it work: women, change and challenge in the 1990s (page 21)
      The Women's Royal Naval Service was integrated with the Royal Navy in November 1993. […] Men interviewed by Public Eye (April, 1994) said they should 'stop dripping about it' and that women should learn to 'take it like a man […]
    • 2012, I. H. Milburn, Falklands War - Get STUFT
      The government had been slowly running down the Royal Navy Organisation to save money on various peoples' budgets, so now we had to sub-contract ships to go to war! So stop dripping and "make it so", all those admirals can't be wrong!
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: tropfen
  • Portuguese: pingar
  • Russian: ка́пать
  • Spanish: instilar

drip (plural drips)

  1. A drop of a liquid.
    I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.
  2. A falling or letting fall in drops; act of dripping.
    • the light drip of the suspended oar
  3. (medicine) An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that intravenously releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream.
    He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.
  4. (colloquial) A limp, ineffectual, or uninteresting person.
    He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip!
  5. (architecture) That part of a cornice, sill course, or other horizontal member, which projects beyond the rest, and has a section designed to throw off rainwater.
Translations Translations Translations Noun
  1. (finance) A dividend reinvestment program; a type of financial investing.


drip (plural drips)

  1. (finance) Acronym of dividend reinvestment plan or dividend reinvestment program

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