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Pronunciation: (dab'ul), [key]
v., -bled, -bling.

1. to play and splash in or as if in water, esp. with the hands.
2. to work at anything in an irregular or superficial manner: to dabble in literature.
3. (of a duck) to feed on shallow-water vegetation with rapid, splashing movements of the bill.

1. to wet slightly in or with a liquid; splash; spatter.
2. Chiefly South Midland U.S.to wash or rinse off lightly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

dabberdabbling duck
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