v. drooled, drool·ing, drools
1. To let saliva run from the mouth; drivel.
2. Informal To make an extravagant show of appreciation or desire.
3. Informal To talk nonsense.
To let run from the mouth.
2. Informal Senseless talk; drivel.
[Perhaps alteration of DRIVEL.]
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