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dabble

verb

1 dabble

Dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid.

Roget 337: be watery etc. adj.; reek.    add water, water, wet; moisten etc. 339; dilute, dip, immerse; merge; ... show more

Roget 653: be unclean, become unclean etc. adj.; rot, putrefy, ferment, fester, rankle, reek; stink etc. 401; mold, ... show more

Roget 683: be inactive etc. adj.; do nothing etc. 681; move slowly etc. 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, ... show more

Dutch: dompelen



2 dabble

Play in or as if in water, as of small children.

synonyms: paddle, splash around.

3 dabble

Work with in an amateurish manner:
— She dabbles in astronomy.

synonyms: play around, smatter.

Dutch: liefhebberen

4 dabble

Bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water.


Moby thesaurus: asperge, be innocent of, bedabble, bedew, beguile the time, bespatter, besprinkle, burn daylight, consume time, coquet, coquet with, dally, damp, dampen, dash, dew, diddle, dip, doodle, douche ... show more.

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