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Definition of dabble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dabble
    he / she / it dabbles
    past simple dabbled
    -ing form dabbling
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  1. 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. 2[transitive] dabble something (in something) to move your hands, feet, etc. around in water She dabbled her toes in the stream.
dabbler noun [countable]
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dabble