Drib
Drib Drib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dribbing}.] [Cf. {Drip}.] To do by little and little; as: (a) To cut off by a little at a time; to crop. (b) To appropriate unlawfully; to filch; to defalcate. [1913 Webster]

He who drives their bargain dribs a part. --Dryden. (c) To lead along step by step; to entice. [1913 Webster]

With daily lies she dribs thee into cost. -- Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • drib — drib·bler; drib·let; drib; drib·ble; …   English syllables

  • drib — [drib] vi., vt. dribbed, dribbing [< DRIP] Obs. to fall or let fall, in or as if in driblets to fall or let fall, in or as if in driblets dribs and drabs [< N Eng drib, driblet, droplet + drab for drap, dial. form of DROP] small amounts …   English World dictionary

  • Drib — Drib, v. t. & i. (Archery) To shoot (a shaft) so as to pierce on the descent. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drib — Drib, n. 1. A drop. [Obs.] Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. a small portion or small amount of anything; used mostly in the phrase dribs and drabs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drib — /drib/, n. a small or minute quantity; bit. [1720 30; back formation from DRIBLET] * * * …   Universalium

  • drib — drop, c.1730, Scottish, perhaps from DRIBBLE (Cf. dribble) …   Etymology dictionary

  • drib — South African Slang Origin: South African Lebanese slang from the Lebanese word for hit (as in hey ghey ... if you don t stop talking gara, I may have to drib you! ) …   English dialects glossary

  • drib — noun Etymology: probably back formation from dribble & driblet Date: 1709 a small amount usually used in the phrase dribs and drabs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drib — noun A drop …   Wiktionary

  • dRib — deoxyribose …   Medical dictionary

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