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verb as in run out

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Such systems need only a trickle of power to smell smoke or detect rising heat, he says.

Before that, the water just wasn’t there—or if it was, perhaps it was a trickle or a stream.

The cash spigot that had been flowing to startups throughout Magic Leap’s lifetime slowed to a trickle this year when the coronavirus pandemic struck.

From Fortune

A plant satiated on NPK fertilizers reaches for the exudate tap with leafy hands and turns it down to a trickle.

Since the onset of the pandemic, each day has brought a slow trickle of restaurant closures, but now, they’re coming in waves.

From Eater

Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, many old Nazis managed discreetly to trickle back to what they regarded as the Fatherland.

In the meantime, much of the book is already available online, and scholarly criticism has already started to trickle in.

Months after the president stepped in to save the Yazidis from genocide, the airstrikes have slowed to a trickle.

A small trickle of donations from friends and family, handled by a church in Indiana, was his main source of funding.

In days of yore, blood on screen was to be feared: think the trickle of blood signaling defilement in old vampire movies.

I laved his pain-twisted face with the cool water and let a few drops trickle into his open mouth.

The trickle of water sounded very pleasant to all the children as they lay down once more to drink.

Beardsley savored the thought tastily, and let it trickle away, and the look of glee on his cherubic face was gone.

He looked down at his hand, where two long red scratches oozed a trickle of blood.

These drops of water trickle to the floor, and occasionally the exuded white matter falls.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trickle, such as: crawl, creep, dribble, flow, leak, and ooze.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.