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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 fresh take has trickled down to the high street where rails are packed
While only a meager amount trickled down to individual citizens, their dissolute leaders were propped up by this aid.
This trickled down to consumers and sent the economy into the ground.
Refined Tastes is particularly strong in its analysis of how sugar gradually trickled down to all economic levels of the American consuming public, in its discussion of the different ways it was marketed, in its painstaking recovery of how reformers and marketers viewed the changing meaning of this commodity, and its insightful analysis of the connections between ideas of sweetness and femininity.
In the prosperous past, coffee-producing areas, especially in the Colombia's western regions, had been pockets of peace because of the high coffee income that trickled down throughout these parts.