dabble dabble  /ˈdæ bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
  2. (v) play in or as if in water, as of small children
  3. (v) work with in an amateurish manner
  4. (v) bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water

Usage(s):

  1. She says yoga led her to dabble in a rootless New Age lifestyle until she became a Christian in 1987.
  2. Entertaining the idea of mind-body duality invites the scorn of those who regard any attempt to dabble beyond the boundaries of conventional science as a waste of time.
  3. I dabble in that stuff with my friends.

News

  1. Camp leaves kiddos 'pooped, smiling and happy'

    Despite disappointment in learning that attendance at "Camp Trinity" didn't mean sleeping outside in a tent, kiddos from High Sky Children's Ranch are enjoying this week at Trinity School as they dabble in photography, art, dance and even some academic enrichment.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Midland Reporter-Telegram

  2. Lorrie Holland Named Middle School Teacher of the Year

    Lorrie Holland is the 6th Grade Math Teacher at Loftis Middle School. She's been teaching now for 25 years. And ever since she was a little girl, she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. "I would get the neighborhood kids together and have school with them. As I was in High school and College, I thought about trying some other things and I would dabble in them, but I always came back to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

Quotes

  1. "That to me is the straw that broke the camel's back," Schwarz said. "I object to political dabblers who stand for nothing other than to create havoc and dabble in a congressional race where they truly have no interest."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Joe Schwarz Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. "I don't expect us to do anything. I really don't," Piniella said. "I think if anything, we'll dabble in the outfield a little bit and pick up depth there. I'm very happy with DeRosa at second base. He did a really nice job last year. .........
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Lou Piniella Source: USA Today

  3. The pregnant singer, who began her career in the Mickey Mouse Club with troubled pop star Britney Spears, told Glamour: "When you hit 20 or 21 and you're around drugs and alcohol, everyone has a moment when they like to dabble in it and express...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Britney Spears Source: This is Nottingham

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