Dabble

Definition of Dabble

Dab´ble   Pronunciation: dăb´b'l
v. t.1.To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.
[imp. & p. p. Dabbled (dăb"b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Dabbling (dăb"blĭng).]
v. i.1.To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.
Where the duck dabbles 'mid the rustling sedge.
- Wordsworth.
2.To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.
During the first year at Dumfries, Burns for the first time began to dabble in politics.
- J. C. Shairp.

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