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drip in

(to something ) [for a liquid] to fall into something drop by drop. The water dripped into the bowl we had put under the leak. Is the water still dripping in the bathtub?
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drip something into something

 and drip something in
to make something fall into something drop by drop. Alice dripped a little candle wax into the base of the candlestick. Don't pour it all into the jar. Drip in a little at a time.
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drip with something

 
1. . Lit. to be heavy or overloaded with something to the point of overflowing. The foliage dripped with the heavy morning dew. Her clothing dripped with seawater as she climbed back onto the deck.
2. Fig. [for someone's speech] to show certain states of mind or attitudes. Her voice dripped with sarcasm. The old lady's voice dripped with sweetness and affection.
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drip

n. an oaf; a nerd. Bob is a drip, I guess, but he’s harmless.
References in classic literature ?
As for the Pumpkinhead, every stitch of his gorgeous clothing dripped water.
The tropical luxuriance of the foliage that dripped almost to the water's edge and the vivid colors of the blooms that shot the green made a most gorgeous spectacle.
His lower jaw rose and fell, and the slaver drooled and dripped upon the dead face of Taglat.
Presently the back of the creature was exposed, brown and glossy as the water dripped from it.
He worked like a madman, till he panted from his exertions and the sweat dripped from his face to the ground.
Slaver dripped from his mouth, blood ran from his nose.
The sweat stood out on their skin in myriads of tiny drops that ran together, forming blotches of moisture, which, in turn, coalesced into rivulets that dripped to the ground.