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dabble

verb

Definition: 1. to take slight and non-serious interest in a subject or activity; 2. to do something in an intermittent manner; 3. to be an amateur

Synonyms: dally, play, fiddle with

Antonyms: take seriously

Tips: People often dabble in hobbies or interests that don't take up a lot of their time.

Usage Examples:

She likes to dabble in painting, but certainly isnít a serious artist. (make superficial efforts, dally)

When my boyfriend began to dabble in online poker, I worried that he may some day become a serious gambler. (play, fiddle)

He dabbles in several hobbies, but never gets good at any one thing. (dallies, fiddles)

I know a chemist who dabbles in tap dancing. (dallies, plays)


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