dabble definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To splash or spatter with or as if with a liquid: "The moon hung throughout the harbor dabbling the waves with silver” ( Katherine Mansfield).
    • To wet by small dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.
    • To splash or spatter with or as though with a liquid: "The moon hung on the harbor dabbling the waves with silver” ( Katherine Mansfield).
    • To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To splash liquid carefully and playfully.
    • To undertake something superficially or without severe intent: "The restaurant company requires more than . . . dabbling in interior design” ( Andy Birsh).
    • To bob forward and under in shallow water in order to feed off the base.
    • to relax and play in liquid, just like the fingers; to paddle or splash in mud or water.
    • to your workplace in small or trivial manner; doing in a small method; to tamper; to meddle.
    • To splash fluid carefully and playfully.
    • To undertake something superficially or without serious intent: "The restaurant business entails more than . . . dabbling in interior design” ( Andy Birsh).
    • To bob ahead and under in shallow-water to be able to give from the bottom.
    • to relax and play in liquid, as with the arms; to paddle or splash in dirt or water.
    • to the office in minor or shallow manner; to-do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.
  • verb:
    • To partially wet (some thing) by splashing or dipping; connotes playfulness.
    • To take part or don't mind spending time in, however therefore seriously.
    • make use of in an amateurish fashion
    • bob ahead and under to be able to give off the base of a body of water
    • plunge a foot or hand quickly into a liquid
    • play in or as if in water, since small children
    • To partly wet (something) by splashing or dipping; connotes playfulness.
    • To engage or don't mind spending time in, but not therefore seriously.
    • work with in an amateurish manner
    • bob ahead and under to be able to give from the bottom of a body of water
    • dip a foot or hand quickly into a liquid
    • play in or as if in water, as of small children
  • others:
    • To drop slightly and frequently; ergo, to damp; moisten; spatter; sprinkle.
    • To play in liquid, as with the arms; splash or play, like in water.
    • to complete something in a small or superficial way; touch or take to occasionally; plunge into such a thing: within: as, to engage in railway stocks; to dabble in literary works.
    • To tamper; meddle.
    • To drop some and sometimes; thus, to damp; moisten; spatter; sprinkle.
    • to try out in water, much like the arms; splash or play, as in liquid.
    • to accomplish everything in hook or superficial way; touch or decide to try occasionally; dip into such a thing: within: as, to dabble in railway stocks; to dabble in literary works.
    • To tamper; meddle.

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