drip in(to) (something)

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drip in

To slowly trickle some kind of liquid into something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drip" and "in." Just drip the food coloring in so that you don't add too much of it. I dripped in the melted butter a little bit at a time, until it was emulsified with the egg yolks completely.
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drip in(to) (something)

1. To slowly trickle into something, as of a liquid. There must be something wrong with the faucet because water is still dripping into the sink.
2. To slowly trickle something into something. Just drip the food coloring into the cake batter so that you don't add too much of it.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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After the marginal drips in Mural, ones like those used by Mitchell appear in Pollock's work for the first time in his 1952 Blue Poles.
The presence of the drips in the lower right corner serves as external evidence of the painting's vertical orientation, but someone with the kind of control Pollock insisted he possessed would want the orientation of the painting to come entirely from within.
It is unrealistic to suppose, in a work so driven by energy and passion as Mural, that Pollock should have noticed the drips in the lower right corner.
If I am right about the drips in Blue Poles, Pollock must have painted it on a vertical canvas, using runny paint, at least in part, the way Mitchell was to do.