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dabble

dab·ble

dabble

pronunciation:
dae bl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dabbled, dabbles, dabbling
definition: to wet by splashing or dipping.
The child dabbled his hands in the pool.
synonyms:
dip
similar words:
dampen, moisten, slosh, splash, wet
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to splash liquid lightly.
similar words:
slosh, splash, splatter, swash
definition 2: of ducks or other birds, to feed at the bottom in shallow water by dipping the head.
similar words:
dip
definition 3: to work at or be involved in some activity in a shallow or intermittent manner.
He dabbles in art, but he rarely attempts to exhibit his work.With all her money, she could afford to dabble in the restaurant business.
synonyms:
dip, toy
similar words:
fiddle, flirt, fool around, putter, tinker, trifle
derivation: dabbler (n.)