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
Related terms: read
Similar spelling:   divinatory