dabble

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  • verb

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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References in classic literature ?
You dabbled in nasty mud, and made pies, when you were a child; and you dabble in nasty science, and dissect spiders, and spoil flowers, when you grow up.
I have to be careful," he continued, turning to me with a smile, "for I dabble with poisons a good deal.
Almost any home user dabbles in Ebay sales at some point or another, or buys on the site: EBAY: THE MISSING MANUAL covers both buying and selling on eBay; from doing so for fun to making a profit or even a living.
Good girl Holly dabbles in Alexa's more free-spirited lifestyle, and Alexa finds herself wanting something more than just a good time.
Although the theme dabbles in the occult and persecution, which might be considered seasonal, Prucha said she selected the show in homage to the late playwright.
On his new album, Kravitz again displays an affinity for many cousins of classic rock, and even dabbles in a few distant relatives.
She regrets that she has rarely been asked about her private world, but in real life she plays the viola de gamba, does crossword puzzles, and dabbles in singing and ballroom dancing.
The company also dabbles in natural gas distribution, fishing, retail and even insurance.
Since he was a political science major, his interests are non-fiction (history related) and he also dabbles in a broad range of mystery tales, as well as some business subjects.