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DAB'BLE, v.t. [Heb. tabal, or from the root of dip. See dip.] Literally, to dip a little or often; hence, to wet; to moisten; to spatter; to wet by little dips or strokes; to sprinkle.

DAB'BLE, v.i.

1. To play in water; to dip the hands, throw water and splash about; to play in mud and water.

2. To do any thing in a slight or superficial manner; to tamper; to touch here and there.

You have, I think, been dabbling with the text.
Atterbury.

3. To meddle; to dip into a concern.



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DAB'BLE, v.t. [Heb. tabal, or from the root of dip. See dip.] Literally, to dip a little or often; hence, to wet; to moisten; to spatter; to wet by little dips or strokes; to sprinkle.

DAB'BLE, v.i.

1. To play in water; to dip the hands, throw water and splash about; to play in mud and water.

2. To do any thing in a slight or superficial manner; to tamper; to touch here and there.

You have, I think, been dabbling with the text.
Atterbury.

3. To meddle; to dip into a concern.

DAB'BLE, v.i.

  1. To play in water; to dip the hands, throw water and splash about; to play in mud and water.
  2. To do any thing in a slight or superficial manner; to tamper; to touch here and there. You have, I think, been dabbling with the text. – Atterbury.
  3. To meddle; to dip into a content.

DAB'BLE, v.t. [Heb. טבל tabal, or from the root of dip, Goth. daupyan, Belgic dabben or dabbelen. See Dip.]

Literally, to dip a little or often: hence, to wet; to moisten; to spatter; to wet by little dips or strokes; to sprinkle. – Swift. Wiseman.


Dab"ble
  1. To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.

    "Bright hair dabbled in blood." Shak.
  2. To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.

    Where the duck dabbles 'mid the rustling sedge. Wordsworth.

  3. To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.

    "Dabbling here and there with the text." Atterbury.

    During the first year at Dumfries, Burns for the first time began to dabble in politics. J. C. Shairp.

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Dabble

DAB'BLE, verb transitive [Heb. tabal, or from the root of dip. See dip.] Literally, to dip a little or often; hence, to wet; to moisten; to spatter; to wet by little dips or strokes; to sprinkle.

DAB'BLE, verb intransitive

1. To play in water; to dip the hands, throw water and splash about; to play in mud and water.

2. To do any thing in a slight or superficial manner; to tamper; to touch here and there.

You have, I think, been dabbling with the text.

Atterbury.

3. To meddle; to dip into a concern.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PRESENT'ER, n. One that presents.

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