HyperDic: dabble

English > 4 senses of the word dabble:
VERBmotiondabbledip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid / liquid
socialdabble, paddle, splash aroundplay in or as if in water, as of small children
socialdabble, smatter, play aroundwork with in an amateurish manner
motiondabblebob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
dabble > pronunciation
Soundsdae'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > dabble: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid / liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Broaderdunk, dip, souse, plunge, douseimmerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
English > dabble: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningPlay in or as if in water, as of small children.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymspaddle, splash around
BroaderplayBe at play
Spanishchapotear
English > dabble: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningWork with in an amateurish manner.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She dabbles in astronomy"
Synonymssmatter, play around
Broaderbusy, occupyKeep busy with
Nounsdabbleran amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
English > dabble: 4 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningBob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderbobMove up and down repeatedly

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