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trickle

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Etymology

Originally of tears; from strickle, frequentative of to strike, by elision (probably because tears trickle is easier to pronounce than tears strickle).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
trickle

Plural
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  1. A very thin river.
    The brook had shrunk to a mere trickle.
  2. A very thin flow; the act of trickling.
    The tap of the washbasin in my bedroom is leaking and the trickle drives me mad at night.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to trickle

Third person singular
trickl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to trickle (third-person singular simple present trickl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to pour a liquid in a very thin stream, or so that drops fall continuously
    The doctor trickled some iodine on the wound.
  2. (intransitive) to flow in a very thin stream or drop continuously
    Here the water just trickles along, but later it becomes a torrent.
    The film ws so bad that people trickled out of the cinema before its end.

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