- 1[intransitive] dabble (in/with something) to take part in a sport, an activity, etc., but not very seriously She is a talented musician but is content to just dabble. He dabbles in local politics.
- 2 [transitive] dabble something (in something) to move your hands, feet, etc. around in water She dabbled her toes in the stream.
NAmE//ˈdæbl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dabble
he / she / it dabbles
past simple dabbled
-ing form dabbling
dabbler noun [countable]jump to other results