Basic+ Word of the Day: drool

drool (noun, verb) past tense: drooled LISTEN

Drool is saliva running down from someone’s mouth.

  • Put a towel on your shoulder when you hold the baby so you don't get drool on your clothes.
  • The dentist wiped the drool off Bob's chin.

Drool also means ‘to water at the mouth.’

  • When my dog drools she usually has a stomach ache.
  • The old man drools when he sleeps.

Common uses

drool over: show anticipation of pleasure. Example: “Felicia’s husband was drooling over the women at the beach.”

In pop culture

Watch Homer Simpson drool. What do you think he is thinking about?

There are other meanings of drool.
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