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An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.
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Water falling one drop at a time

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Verb

Infinitive
to drip

Third person singular
drip

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to drip (third-person singular simple present drip, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  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 put a small amount of a liquid on something, drop by drop.
    After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil.

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Noun

A drop of water on the end of a tap.

Singular
drip

Plural
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drip ({{{1}}})
  1. A drop of a liquid.
    I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.
  2. (medicine) An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream (an intravenous drip).
    He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.
  3. (colloquial) A limp, ineffectual, boring or otherwise uninteresting person.
    He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip!
  4. (finance, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Dividend Reinvestment Program; a type of financial investing

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