verb (used without object), dabbled, dabbling.
to play and splash in or as if in water, especially with the hands.
to work at anything in an irregular or superficial manner:
to dabble in literature.
(of a duck) to feed on shallow-water vegetation with rapid, splashing movements of the bill.
verb (used with object), dabbled, dabbling.
to wet slightly in or with a liquid; splash; spatter.
Chiefly South Midland U.S. to wash or rinse off lightly.
to dip, move, or splash (the fingers, feet, etc) in a liquid
(intransitive; usually foll by in, with, or at) to deal (with) or work (at) frivolously or superficially; play (at)
(transitive) to daub, mottle, splash, or smear: his face was dabbled with paint
verb (used with or without object), daggled, daggling. Archaic. 1. to drag or trail through mud, water, etc.; draggle; bemire.
adjective, daintier, daintiest. 1. of delicate beauty; exquisite: a dainty lace handkerchief. 2. pleasing to the taste and, often, temptingly served or delicate; delicious: dainty pastries. 3. of delicate discrimination or taste; particular; fastidious: a dainty eater. 4. overly particular; finicky. noun, plural dainties. 5. something delicious to the taste; a delicacy. adjective -tier, -tiest […]
verb (used without object), dallied, dallying. 1. to waste time; loiter; delay. 2. to act playfully, especially in an amorous or flirtatious way. 3. to play mockingly; trifle: to dally with danger. verb (used with object), dallied, dallying. 4. to waste (time) (usually followed by away). verb (intransitive) -lies, -lying, -lied 1. to waste time […]
noun 1. injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness: The storm did considerable damage to the crops. 2. damages, Law. the estimated money equivalent for detriment or injury sustained. 3. Often, damages. Informal. cost; expense; charge: What are the damages for the lubrication job on my car? verb (used with object), damaged, damaging. 4. […]