1. dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
2. play in or as if in water, as of small children
Similar word(s): paddle
3. work with in an amateurish manner
- She dabbles in astronomy
Similar word(s): smatter
4. bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
Sentences with dabble as a verb:
- The children sat on the dock and dabbled their feet in the water.
- She's an actress by trade, but has been known to dabble in poetry.