v. (colloq.) (D; intr.) ('to show pleasure') to drool over (they were drooling over their new grandchild)

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(colloq.) (D; intr.) ('to show pleasure') to drool over (they were drooling over their new grandchild)

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  • drool — [n1] saliva drivel, expectoration, salivation, slaver, slobber, spit, spittle; concept 467 drool [v1] drivel dribble, lick one’s chops*, salivate, slaver, slobber, water at the mouth; concept 467 drool [v2] salivate dribble, drivel, froth, oo …   New thesaurus

  • Drool — Drool, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drooled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drooling}.] [Contr. fr. drivel.] To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools. [1913 Webster] His mouth drooling with texts. T. Parker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drool — drül vi 1) to secrete saliva in anticipation of food 2) to let saliva or some other substance flow from the mouth <side effects included drowsiness and drooling> drool n …   Medical dictionary

  • drool — [dru:l] v [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from drivel] 1.) [I and T] BrE to let ↑saliva (=the liquid in your mouth) come out of your mouth →↑slobber ▪ The dog was drooling at the mouth. 2.) [I] to show in a silly way that you like someone or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drool — ► VERB 1) drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth. 2) (often drool over) informal show excessive pleasure or desire. ► NOUN ▪ saliva falling from the mouth. ORIGIN contraction of DRIVEL(Cf. ↑drivel) …   English terms dictionary

  • drool — [ drul ] verb intransitive 1. ) to let SALIVA (=the liquid in your mouth) come out of your mouth 2. ) to look at someone or something with great pleasure: I saw him he was literally drooling over her! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drool — (v.) 1802, apparently dial. variant or contraction of DRIVEL (Cf. drivel). Related: Drooled; drooling. The noun is from 1860s …   Etymology dictionary

  • drool — [dro͞ol] vi. [< DRIVEL] 1. to let saliva flow from one s mouth; drivel 2. to flow from the mouth, as saliva 3. Slang to speak in a silly or stupid way 4. Slang to be overly enthusiastic, eager, etc. vt. 1. to let drivel from t …   English World dictionary

  • drool — [[t]drul[/t]] v. i. 1) to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate 2) to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure 3) to talk foolishly 4) saliva running down from one s mouth; drivel • Etymology: 1795–1805 drool′y, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • drool — UK [druːl] / US [drul] verb [intransitive] Word forms drool : present tense I/you/we/they drool he/she/it drools present participle drooling past tense drooled past participle drooled 1) informal to look at someone or something with great… …   English dictionary

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