French translation of 'trickle'
[of water] filet m
[of blood] filet m
2. (= small number)
The flood of cars has now slowed to a trickle. Le flot de voitures s’est maintenant réduit à un mince filet.
a steady trickle of visitors un nombre réduit mais constant de visiteurs
1. [water, blood, sweat] couler
A tear trickled down the old man’s cheek. Une larme coula lentement sur la joue du vieil homme.
to trickle in [people] entrer par petits groupes; [donations, letters] arriver au compte-gouttes
Small donations are already trickling in. Quelques maigres dons arrivent déjà au compte-gouttes.
to trickle into sth [people] entrer qch au compte-gouttes ⧫ entrer qch par petits groupes; [cars, donations] arriver au compte-gouttes ⧫ arriver petit à petit
to trickle out [people] sortir par petits groupes
The tourists began trickling back to the buses. Les touristes se mirent à retourner vers les cars par petits groupes.
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The rain trickled down his back, and for nearly an hour he stared at the float.The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1930)
A stream trickled through a trench lined with transparent PVC.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
At 8.30am people trickle off.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Lottery funding of cultural projects has slowed to a trickle.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Whisk in the oil in a steady trickle.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
A small trickle of blood ran from his bottom lip.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
It was a trickle rather than a deluge.The Sun (2012)
Yet the trickle of people departing has become an unstoppable flood.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Gradually trickle in the olive oil while still blending - this will give a gloss and richness to the soup and balance the acidity.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Gradually trickle the oil on to the anchovy paste while the processor is still running.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I remove my shoes and socks, and make my way to the shore, warm grains of white sand trickling between my toes.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It needs to be thin enough to trickle easily over the tomatoes.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The number of visitors arriving has slowed to a trickle from the mobs of summer.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He had a hole in the wall of his heart so blood was trickling into his lungs.The Sun (2014)
I felt all this warm liquid trickle down my face.The Sun (2009)
Move onion to side, letting oil trickle back, increase heat and brown meat.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Slowly whisk while trickling in the sunflower oil.The Sun (2013)
The liquids trickled down and sometimes I burnt myself.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Thousands of pounds are literally trickling away.The Sun (2011)
The news cameras and protestors have trickled away.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: trickle VERB
When a liquid trickles, or when you trickle it, it flows slowly in very small amounts.
A tear trickled down the old man's cheek.
Translation of trickle from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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