Dribbing
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dribbing — Dribble Drib ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dribbing}.] [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.] 1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dribbing — Dribble Drib ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dribbing}.] [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.] 1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dribble — Drib ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dribbing}.] [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.] 1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dribbled — Dribble Drib ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dribbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dribbing}.] [Freq. of drib, which is a variant of drip.] 1. To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dribbed — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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