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


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