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dabble

['dæbl] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. брызгаться; бултыхаться, барахтаться (в каком-л. водоёме)

  2. обрызгивать, опрыскивать; поливать, орошать

  3. заниматься (чем-л.) непрофессионально, время от времени; проявлять поверхностный интерес (к чему-л.)

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['dæbl]

v

  1. плескать(ся); брызгать(ся)

  2. заниматься чем-л. поверхностно

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You're not very good at it in the first place, and it irritates me to have to waste the effort of countering the work of amateurs. Besides, churchmen are forbidden to dabble in magic, as I recall.'
Во-первых, вы — никудышный маг, а потом меня раздражает необходимость тратить силу на противодействие любителю, и, ко всему прочему, служителям церкви запрещается заниматься магией.
Eddings, David / Diamond ThroneЭддингс, Дэвид / Алмазный трон
Алмазный трон
Эддингс, Дэвид
Diamond Throne
Eddings, David
© 1989 by David Eddings
He sees his white fingers, with the big moons on their fingernails, absentmindedly dabble at the bottom of the bowl of munchies, as if he is trying to pick up the intertwined V's.
Он вдруг видит свои белые пальцы с большими полукружьями у основания ногтей, которые рассеянно шарят по дну блюда, словно пытаясь подцепить вензель «ВВ».
Updike, John / Rabbit At RestАпдайк, Джон / Кролик успокоился
Кролик успокоился
Апдайк, Джон
© Перевод. Н. Роговская, 2009
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
© John Updike, 1990
Rabbit At Rest
Updike, John
© 1990 by John Updike
What a company of spectres we looked in that cold, clear, searching light, the Emperor with his face of wax, Soult blotched with powder, Lobau dabbled with blood!
Должно быть, в ее холодном и ясном свете мы казались толпой призраков — император с бледным, словно восковым, лицом, Сульт, весь черный от порохового дыма, Лобо в пятнах крови!
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Adventures of Brigadier GerardКонан Дойль, Артур / Приключения бригадира Жерара
Приключения бригадира Жерара
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство "Правда", 1966
The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© 2008 by Fireship Press
You dabbled in a mixture of old sciences and magics because they interested you.
Ты купался в смеси старых наук и магии, потому что тебя интересовало это.
Brooks, Terry / The Scions of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Потомки Шаннары
Потомки Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
The Scions of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1990 by Terry Brooks
He travelled in Italy and the Balkans and Greece and dabbled in art.
За коей и отправился в Италию, Грецию, на Балканы, став вдруг пылким поклонником искусства.
Christie, Agatha / 4.50 From PaddingtonКристи, Агата / В 16.50 от Паддингтона
В 16.50 от Паддингтона
Кристи, Агата
© "Ростовское книжное издательство", 1989
4.50 From Paddington
Christie, Agatha
© 1957 by Agatha Christie Limited
On the hearth were two or three long and thick tresses of grey human hair, also dabbled in blood, and seeming to have been pulled out by the roots.
Две-три густые пряди длинных седых волос, вырванных, видимо, с корнем и слипшихся от крови, пристали к каминной решетке.
Poe, Edgar Allan / The Murders in the Rue MorgueПо, Эдгар Аллан / Убийство на улице Морг
Убийство на улице Морг
По, Эдгар Аллан
© Wordsworth Editions 2004
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Poe, Edgar Allan
© Wordsworth Editions 2004
Lately, Carl had heard rumors that Trace might be dabbling in the drug business-specifically crystal meth-a trade he’d apparently worked at as a teenager.
Недавно до Карла дошли слухи, что Трейс, похоже, не брезгует продажей наркотиков – преимущественно метамфитамина, – занятием, которым промышлял в юности.
Iles, Greg / Third DegreeАйлс, Грег / Заложники страха
Заложники страха
Айлс, Грег
© ООО Издательство "АСТ-Москва", 2009
© Перевод, И. Метлицкая, 2009
© 2007 by Greg Iles
Third Degree
Iles, Greg
© 2007 by Greg Iles
I've dabbled a little in drawing myself, and I assure you that to put one dot where you want it is a marvel with a pen close to a piece of paper.
Я сам немного рисую, и уверяю вас, поставить точку как раз там, где вы хотите, - нелегкая задача, даже если вы рисуете пером, а бумага лежит перед вами.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith / The Face In The TargetЧестертон, Гилберт Кит / Лицо на мишени
Лицо на мишени
Честертон, Гилберт Кит
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1980
The Face In The Target
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
© 2009 by Seven Treasures Publications
Catti-brie watched with amusement and interest—more than she would have expected, and Alustriel’s words to her about dabbling in the dark arts flitted unbidden through her thoughts.
Кэтти-бри наблюдала за ними с восхищением и неподдельным интересом, какого сама от себя не ожидала, и слова леди Аластриэль о занятиях загадочным искусством магии неожиданно всплыли в ее памяти.
Salvatore, Robert / The Orc KingСальваторе, Роберт / Король орков
Король орков
Сальваторе, Роберт
© 2008 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© И. Савельева, перевод, 2008
© ООО "Фантастика", 2008
The Orc King
Salvatore, Robert
© 2008 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Leane gave her a dubious look - she had dabbled in smiles and glances at some of the villages since Kore Springs, but Logain had gotten no more than a flat look - then sighed and nodded.
Лиане подозрительно покосилась на Суан - после Корийских Ключей Лиане в нескольких деревнях испытывала свои улыбки и взгляды, но Логайн смотрел на нее равнодушно. Потом Лиане вздохнула и кивнула.
Jordan, Robert / The Fires of HeavenДжордан, Роберт / Огни небес
Огни небес
Джордан, Роберт
The Fires of Heaven
Jordan, Robert
© 1993 by The Bandersnatch Group, Inc.
His "experiment" with the rings, as he called it, was turning out more successful than he liked: for though he had dabbled in Magic for years he had always left all the dangers (as far as one can) to other people.
Его эксперимент с колечками прошел успешнее, чем ему бы хотелось, потому что хоть он и занимался чародейством долгие годы, но опасностям предпочитал подвергать других.
Lewis, Clive S. / The Magician's NephewЛьюис, Клайв С. / Племянник чародея
Племянник чародея
Льюис, Клайв С.
© Перевод Н. Трауберг, 2010
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Magician's Nephew
Lewis, Clive S.
© 1955 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
© renewed 1983 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
Absorbed by the struggle to feed its vast population, India dabbled in the Nonaligned movement during the Cold War.
Поглощенная борьбой за обеспечение продуктами питания своего огромного населения, она во время «холодной войны» оказалась участником движения неприсоединения.
Kissinger, Henry / DiplomacyКиссинджер, Генри / Дипломатия
Дипломатия
Киссинджер, Генри
© 1994 by Henry A. Kissinger.
© В. В. Львов. Перевод, 1997.
Diplomacy
Kissinger, Henry
© 1994 BY HENRY A. KISSINGER

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'dæblVerbбрызгаться; бултыхаться; барахтаться

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Word forms

dabble

verb
Basic forms
Pastdabbled
Imperativedabble
Present Participle (Participle I)dabbling
Past Participle (Participle II)dabbled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I dabblewe dabble
you dabbleyou dabble
he/she/it dabblesthey dabble
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am dabblingwe are dabbling
you are dabblingyou are dabbling
he/she/it is dabblingthey are dabbling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have dabbledwe have dabbled
you have dabbledyou have dabbled
he/she/it has dabbledthey have dabbled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been dabblingwe have been dabbling
you have been dabblingyou have been dabbling
he/she/it has been dabblingthey have been dabbling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I dabbledwe dabbled
you dabbledyou dabbled
he/she/it dabbledthey dabbled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was dabblingwe were dabbling
you were dabblingyou were dabbling
he/she/it was dabblingthey were dabbling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had dabbledwe had dabbled
you had dabbledyou had dabbled
he/she/it had dabbledthey had dabbled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been dabblingwe had been dabbling
you had been dabblingyou had been dabbling
he/she/it had been dabblingthey had been dabbling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will dabblewe shall/will dabble
you will dabbleyou will dabble
he/she/it will dabblethey will dabble
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be dabblingwe shall/will be dabbling
you will be dabblingyou will be dabbling
he/she/it will be dabblingthey will be dabbling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have dabbledwe shall/will have dabbled
you will have dabbledyou will have dabbled
he/she/it will have dabbledthey will have dabbled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been dabblingwe shall/will have been dabbling
you will have been dabblingyou will have been dabbling
he/she/it will have been dabblingthey will have been dabbling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would dabblewe should/would dabble
you would dabbleyou would dabble
he/she/it would dabblethey would dabble
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be dabblingwe should/would be dabbling
you would be dabblingyou would be dabbling
he/she/it would be dabblingthey would be dabbling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have dabbledwe should/would have dabbled
you would have dabbledyou would have dabbled
he/she/it would have dabbledthey would have dabbled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been dabblingwe should/would have been dabbling
you would have been dabblingyou would have been dabbling
he/she/it would have been dabblingthey would have been dabbling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am dabbledwe are dabbled
you are dabbledyou are dabbled
he/she/it is dabbledthey are dabbled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being dabbledwe are being dabbled
you are being dabbledyou are being dabbled
he/she/it is being dabbledthey are being dabbled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been dabbledwe have been dabbled
you have been dabbledyou have been dabbled
he/she/it has been dabbledthey have been dabbled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was dabbledwe were dabbled
you were dabbledyou were dabbled
he/she/it was dabbledthey were dabbled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being dabbledwe were being dabbled
you were being dabbledyou were being dabbled
he/she/it was being dabbledthey were being dabbled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been dabbledwe had been dabbled
you had been dabbledyou had been dabbled
he/she/it had been dabbledthey had been dabbled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be dabbledwe shall/will be dabbled
you will be dabbledyou will be dabbled
he/she/it will be dabbledthey will be dabbled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been dabbledwe shall/will have been dabbled
you will have been dabbledyou will have been dabbled
he/she/it will have been dabbledthey will have been dabbled