dribble vs drivel :

dribble vs drivel

dribble or drivel

Dribble means to let saliva run down from the mouth, as in drool, except for in sports where it means to handle the ball beautifully against an opponent.

"Dennis dribbled while he slept last night."

Drivel means to criticize someone for a stupid or pointless speech. Although it was formerly used in the same way as dribble, they have  now been differentiated.

"His entire talking point was a drivel."

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  • n  flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
  • n  saliva spilling from the mouth
  • n  the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
  • v  run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
    reports began to dribble in
  • v  let or cause to fall in drops
    dribble oil into the mixture
  • v  propel, "Carry the ball"
    dribble the ball
  • v  let saliva drivel from the mouth

  • n  a worthless message
  • n  saliva spilling from the mouth
  • v  let saliva drivel from the mouth
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    June 13, 2013 - Saugus Advertiser

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    June 20, 2013 - The Washington Times
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