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English definition of “dabble”

dabble

verb uk   /ˈdæb.l̩/ us  

dabble verb (TRY)

[I] to take a slight and not very serious interest in a subject, or try a particular activity for a short period: He first dabbled in politics when he was at law school. She dabbled with drugs at university.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy

dabble verb (MOVE IN WATER)

[T] to put part of your body, such as your hand or foot, into the water of a pool or stream, etc. and move it aboutMovement on or through water
dabbler
noun [C] uk   /-lər/ us    /-lɚ/
Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of dabble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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