dabble in (something)(redirected from dabbles in)
dabble in (something)
To do something sporadically or as a hobby. Oh, I only dabbled in painting when I was younger—it's not like I went to art school or anything.
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.