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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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Between 1998 and 2007, the fruits of growth did, indeed, reach all social strata, but they trickled mostly up rather than down.
Besides, I don't know about you, but I'm tired of being trickled on.
A young jazz band played as guests trickled in (many could not find their way since the university buildings were a maze).