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trickle

(trik′ĕl)
To let a few drops fall at a time; to allow fluid to flow slowly. Local or topical anesthetics are often applied by trickling them over wounds or mucous membranes.
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The incivility trickles down from our professional stars to all elements of society.
More machines will get sold as work trickles down, which means an upswing in business for us and the people we use.
The wealth of taxpayers trickles down to the bureaucratic rank-and-file, too.
If it trickles down to getting caught doing something sissy-like (elbowing, kneeing, slashing, spearing, unsportsmanlike conduct or obstruction cross-checking), it's 1 measly point.