Learning English

Word: Dabble

Dabble (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

Instead Epstein says most elite athletes are more like Roger Federer, who dabbled in a vast number of sports – including skiing, wrestling, handball, skateboarding, football, badminton – which helped to develop his athleticism and hand-eye coordination, before focusing on tennis much later; or the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko, who took four years off boxing as a kid to learn traditional Ukrainian dance and also did gymnastics, basketball, football and tennis and is now the best boxer in the world.

Source: www.theguardian.com

A newly single Sydney woman (played charmingly by Grace Rouvray) hits the town to quaff wine, dabble in romance and chew the fat with friends in this thoroughly moreish and lively show, written and created by Rouvray and directed by Ainslie Clouston. 

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Immerse one’s hands or feet partially in water and move them around gently; Take part in an activity in a casual or superficial way

Synonyms

Splash, Dip, Paddle, Wet, Toy with, Dip into, Flirt with, Tinker with, Trifle with, Play with, Fiddle with, Disport

Antonyms

Drudge, Labor, Plod, Slave, Struggle, Sweat, Toil, Work

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Imagine yourself throwing a flat pebble on water to make it skip. You just do it casually to have fun. You are serious about it! The word “Dabble” should remind you of that “Pebble“. When you take part in any activity in a casual or superficial way, that would mean that you are dabbling. Remember thus.

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