(noun, verb)


1. a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)

- years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet

Similar word(s): driblet, drop

Definition categories: quantity


1. (transitive) To cut off; chop off.

2. (transitive) To cut off little by little; cheat by small and reiterated tricks; purloin.

3. (transitive) To entice step by step.

4. To appropriate unlawfully; to embezzle.

5. (transitive, archery) To shoot directly at short range.

6. (intransitive, archery) To shoot at a mark at short range.

7. (transitive, archery) To shoot (a shaft) so as to pierce on the descent.

8. (transitive, now chiefly Britain dialectal) To beat; thrash; drub.

9. (transitive, now chiefly Britain dialectal) To scold.

10. (transitive, now chiefly Britain dialectal, marbles) To strike another player's marble when playing from the trigger.