What does "________" mean? How is it used in a sentence?



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To dabble in something is to explore an interest or try to do something as an amateur. This word is often used when describing a person who has the luxury of extra time to experiment and do new things.

  • Jerry is dabbling in abstract art.
  • He dabbled in theater during college.
  • Sandra has dabbled in real estate, but she didn't make very much money at it.
  • I dabble a little at making Indian food. It's hard to do, but watching YouTube videos is a big help.
  • Bina dabbles at gardening and growing her own food.
  • Our teacher tells us he dabbles from time to time at learning Spanish.


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Published August 29, 2013

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