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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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That is, use the money to trickle down benefits to the rest of us.
Throughout 2003, the negative effect will trickle down through the Indonesian economy as an estimated 8 million tourism-related workers are impacted.
FEAR: On-screen husband covers Patsy's mouth to keep her quiet; GASH: Blood trickles from a head wound as she lays in bed terrified
The climate of the 1960s and the structure of antipoverty programs dictated that the benefits of poverty-pimping trickle down a tad.
Photo: Natural stone basin collects a slow trickle of water from bamboo spout fed by a spaghetti tube.
That means every time the Studio City resident goes to work, he's got a lot of people breathing over his shoulder, fully expecting him to turn that trickle into a torrent.
Clancey had helped save Trickle's life, but by the time the Trickles got to the hospital, a nurse told them there was no hope.