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English definition of “dabble”

dabble

verb [I] (TRY)    /ˈdæb.l̩/
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 dabbler     /-lər/ US  /-lɚ/ noun [C] Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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