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smatter

Verb

1 work with in a non-serious manner; "She dabbles in astronomy"; "He plays around with investments bu he never makes any money" [syn: dabble, play around]
2 to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby" [syn: babble, blather, blether, blither]
3 speak with spotty or superficial knowledge; "She smatters Russian"

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English

Etymology

From smateren

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To talk superficially; to babble.
  2. To speak (a language) with spotty or superficial knowledge; as, to smatter Arabic.
  3. To study or approach superficially; to dabble in.

Derived terms

Translations

intransitive: talk superficially

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