dabble

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Related to dabbling: dabbling duck, defines, traipsing
  • 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 ?
Early in the morning I worked barefooted, dabbling like a plastic artist in the dewy and crumbling sand, but later in the day the sun blistered my feet.
Franklin's universal genius, dabbling in everything, dabbled in what he called "decorative painting.
This echo of the physician's words ran through the passages and little rooms, and through the house while he was yet straightening himself from having bent down to reach to the bottom of the bath, and while he was yet dabbling his hands in water; redly veining it as the marble was veined, before it mingled into one tint.
After dabbling in Darwin and Feynman, and cleaning out Schrodinger's Cat, Robin now delves into his mind, and possibly your mind too.
David Parish, defending, said White was at the time dabbling with drugs and kept them at her neighbour's so her grandchildren wouldn't see.
ENGLAND'S top medical officer yesterday admitted dabbling with cannabis while she was at university.
This is a multi-stage furnace performing the functions - Titanium diffusion in lithium niobate at temperatures up to 1080 A C under a stream of O2 dabbling in H2O at 80 A C, : - Annealing of lithium niobate after proton exchange at temperatures of about 350 A C.
Summary: San Francisco: Facebook has confirmed it was dabbling with charging members as much as $100 .
London, Feb 28 ( ANI ): Freida Pinto may be dabbling in international cinema and enjoying the life of an actress, but she says that somewhere down the line, she would like to get married and be a mother.
I have been binge-drinking heavily and dabbling in other daft and silly things but it is going to be the toughest fight of my life and I'm here to win it.
That's when she started dabbling in this miaow miaow stuff.
Dabbling in an unfamiliar area of practice greatly increases the likelihood that we will be ignorant of the law--often with sad results.
From my study of dabbling ducks, I have come to believe that formation of hybrids is common during speciation events.
and with varying levels of success that make for great reading, explaining along the way some of the ins and outs of commercial fishing and dabbling in working class, lefty politics, and DIY culture.
It appears, though, that people are dabbling in yoga--going from one class or one style to another without staying with one system or teacher long enough to reap the deeper benefits that come with long term practice," says Cindy Dollar of One Center Yoga, also in Asheville.