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dabble at something
to play at doing something; to do something halfheartedly. Don't just dabble at your history paper. Settle down and do it right. She dabbles at painting.
dabble in something
to be involved in something in a casual manner. She dabbled in local politics for a while. I want to dabble in something new for a while.
To do some activity occasionally, superficially, or without ambition: I've dabbled in painting, but I'm not very good.