dabble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dabble” in the English Dictionary

"dabble" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈdæb.l̩/

dabble verb (TRY)

[I] to take a ​slight and not very ​seriousinterest in a ​subject, or ​try a ​particularactivity for a ​shortperiod: He first dabbled inpolitics when he was at ​lawschool. She dabbled withdrugs at ​university.

dabble verb (MOVE IN WATER)

[T] to put ​part of ​yourbody, such as ​yourhand or ​foot, into the ​water of a ​pool or ​stream, etc. and ​move it around
noun [C] uk   /-lər/  us   /-lɚ/
(Definition of dabble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dabbleverb [I]

 us   /ˈdæb·əl/
to take a ​slight and not very ​seriousinterest in a ​subject or ​try a ​particularactivity for a ​shortperiod: I don’t ​paint much, I just dabble.
(Definition of dabble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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