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Synonyms for dabble

play at or with

Synonyms

  • play at or with
  • toy (with)
  • potter
  • tinker (with)
  • trifle (with)
  • flirt with
  • dip into
  • fiddle with
  • dally (with)
  • scratch the surface of
  • have a smattering of
  • potter about or around or round with

Synonyms for dabble

dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid

play in or as if in water, as of small children

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work with in an amateurish manner

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

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The more centrally-positioned feet of dabblers, alternatively, make them nimble on land and allow them to spring instantly into flight, helping forage on land and quickly escape from terrestrial predators.
Through November and December, limited-entry permits are required to gun the impoundments the dabblers enjoy.
For example, for dabblers to become pros, they must measure ROI at the campaign level and link it to customer segmentation, while pros aspiring to become gurus must use cross-channel attribution methods to establish the incremental impact of marketing campaigns.
The Cigar Room provides a stylish sanctuary for cigar aficionados and pleasure-seeking dabblers to enjoy the finest Cubans -- hand rolled to specification.
With former Arc winning jockey Stephane Pasquier in the saddle Lucayan had to see off a minefield of challenges in the final two furlongs before bursting through the middle to win from Veneto, the pacemaker for red-hot favourite Dabblers.
For a classroom introduction to Understanding Birds followed by a packed lunch and walk to Bittell Reservoir to look for dabblers and divers, swans and sawbills, report to the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre, Warren Lane, Rednal B45 8ER at 11am tomorrow - though do note that booking is essential for this four-hour event.
He subdivides the young people in his study into four categories: the disengaged, the dreamers, the dabblers, and the purposeful.
The Dabblers (31%)--Youths who may have tried a number of potentially purposeful pursuits but who have yet to find reason to commit to any of them.
Top patterns: G & H Sedge, Golden Dabblers, Sedgehogs, Vivas, Orange Booby.
NMI research shows that the number of Devoteds is up, and Dabblers are down, which indicates that consumers are moving up the ladder of organic lifestyles," said NMI president Maryellen Molyneaux in a statement.
There's more coming, and we can see now that it won't matter whether the new owners of the hacked-apart newspaper golden geese are public companies, or a bunch of rich dabblers.
Dabblers (ducks that feed by searching with their heads underwater, and their tails pushed into the air) - like mallards and pintails - sometimes get restless, and leave the water to search for further foodstuffs in nearby arable land in the safety of the night.
Recommended patterns include Hoppers, Daddys, Dabblers, Bibios and various boobies.
uk/cameras The price tag is probably enough to tell you this is not for dabblers in digital photography but firmly aimed at advanced amateurs.
Fair Trade consumers, in other words, tend to be dabblers who are happy to pay extra for conscience-soothing coffee today, but will eventually go back to the beans they like best no matter what the social pedigree.