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English verb: smatter

1. smatter (social) work with in an amateurish manner

SamplesShe dabbles in astronomy.
He plays around with investments but he never makes any money.

Synonymsdabble, play around

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)busy, occupy

2. smatter (communication) to talk foolishly

SamplesThe two women babbled and crooned at the baby.

Synonymsbabble, blather, blether, blither

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle

3. smatter (communication) speak with spotty or superficial knowledge

SamplesShe smatters Russian.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)speak, talk

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