|1.||[ verb ] (work) work with in a non-serious manner|
|Synonyms:||dabble_in smatter dabble_with dabble_at play_at play_around dabble|
"She dabbles in astronomy" "He plays around with investments but he never makes any money"
|Related terms:||busy dabbler|
|2.||[ verb ] read selectively; read only certain passages from a text|