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What is the meaning of this sentence:
I have also dabbed in research on various areas outside them.

What does the phrase "dab in" mean?

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    The phrase "dabbed in" is usually more correctly said as "dabbled in" and it means to try it out a little or to have only a little experience, but no serious study and experience.

    Some might say it even means to just play around in the area of.... In others, not taking the information or topic seriously.

    I hope this answers your question.

    ~Samantha :)

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