While there, LeCun was allowed to dabble in some of his offbeat interests, including philosophy.
Did you dabble in a bit of liquid courage before your Sin City dance scenes?
Naughtier still, sister Jane has been known to dabble in Democratic politics.
Then, about five years ago, I had this urge to dabble with it again.
In the interim, Herring took a short break from the band to dabble in his side-project—rapping under the moniker Hemlock Ernst.
He took off his linen painting sleeves, and began to dabble his fingers in a pan of turpentine.
I said I didn't think it was any use to dabble; we ought to go to the root of everything.
To dabble among dishes in a bedroom may perhaps make clean the body; but the imagination takes no share in such a cleansing.
Marjorie was saying as she continued to dabble in the water.
There is always plenty of virtuous indignation ready for those foolish persons who dabble in stocks.
1550s, probably a frequentative of dab. Original meaning was "wet by splashing;" modern figurative sense of "do superficially" first recorded 1620s. Related: Dabbled; dabbling. An Ellen Dablewife is in the Lancashire Inquests from 1336.