drool

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drool let saliva drivel from the mouth "The baby drooled"
    • v drool be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something "She was salivating over the raise she anticipated"
    • n drool saliva spilling from the mouth
    • n drool pretentious or silly talk or writing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Drool To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools . "His mouth drooling with texts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • drool To slaver, as an infant; drivel; drop saliva.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Drool drool to slaver—a form of Drivel.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Contr. fr. drivel,

Usage

In literature:

Dogs could not lie quiet; in the coolest corners of the kennel they drooled and panted.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
White, trembling, drooling with terror, he pleaded for his life.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
They started forward, saliva drooling from their tusks.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
And Khalid goes on limping, drooling, alassing, to the end.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Her face is flecked with pomace and she drools A cider syrup.
"Mountain Interval" by Robert Frost
As a result of the latter we see wetting, soiling and drooling.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
They drooled as he walked up to the low porch but uttered not a sound.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
Their slavering jaws, drooled below flaring nostrils, their eyes emitted sparks of animal fury.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
Lauren went down, drooling blood, his eyes glazed.
"Big Pill" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Fortunately, he knew how to act the lusty, eager, drooling male which each of the women expected.
"Love Story" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
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In poetry:

He tried to spit out the truth;
Dry-mouthed at first,
He drooled and slobbered in the end;
Truth dribbling his chin.
"Ultimately" by Ernest Hemingway
--Insatiate fiend! could nought allay
The rebel rage 'gainst regal sway!--
Not Flodden-Field, whase fatal day
Brought drool and care,
Whan Scotland's Flowers were wed away,
To bloom nae mair.
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
A Chinese tooth! African jaw!
Drool, says a nervous system,
for a joyous replacing. Heat burns off dew.
Between the Ices (Mindel-Würm)
in a world I ever saw
some of my drying people indexed: "Warm."
"Dream Song 30: "Collating bones: I would have liked to do"" by John Berryman

In news:

We know a lot of you are drooling over Ice Cream Sandwich—and not the frozen confection.
Drool worthy sweet potato pie you can make yourself.
Rowling's much awaited adult novel, "The Casual Vacancy," had many people drooling over its possibilities, but has left almost everyone with a sour taste in their mouths.
Alex checks out the Hava Java Grill in Port Charlotte for Dives to Drool Over.
Or 90% of the male population drooling over her.
No, not the snarling, drooling, limb-wrenching kind, but ones even scarier: the kind who think it's OK to tell you what you can eat or drink.
Say those words to a beer geek, and they are likely to start drooling.
We found her in the kitchen, drooling profusely and surrounded by vomit and diarrhea.
All that drooling you hear on the air.
Admittedly I had been drooling over Juniper 's menu since it opened about a month ago.
Librarian previews done in the presence of small attention seeking babies yield surprisingly drool-soaked notes.
As if home theater didn't induce enough drooling.
Dallas' food intelligentsia have long been drooling over the thought of an encore from the quiet visionary.
A Harry Wild Jones-designed Colonial Revival in south Minneapolis boasts a central location and drool-worthy architectural features.
If you are fat and you drool and can't run fast, It's plain to see you're a pederast.
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