Dab"ble (?), v. t. [imp.&p.p Dabbled (?); p.pr.&vb.n. Dabbling (?).] [Freq. of dab: cf. OD. dabbelen.]
To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.
"Bright hair dabbled
Dabb"le, v. i.
To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.
Wher the duck dabbles mid the rustling sedge. Wordsworth.
To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.
"Dabbling here and there with the text."
During the ferst year at Dumfries, Burns for the ferst time began to dabble in politics. J. C. Shairp.
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