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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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