Plash vs Dabble - What's the difference?

plash | dabble |


In lang=en terms the difference between plash and dabble

is that plash is to cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of while dabble is to participate or have an interest in an activity, but in a casual or superficial way.

As verbs the difference between plash and dabble

is that plash is to splash or plash can be to cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of while dabble is to partially wet (something) by splashing or dipping; connotes playfulness.

As a noun plash

is (uk|dialectal) a small pool of standing water; a puddle or plash can be the branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches.

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plash

English

Etymology 1

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Noun

(plashes)
  • (UK, dialectal) A small pool of standing water; a puddle.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.viii:
  • Out of the wound the red bloud flowed fresh, / That vnderneath his feet soone made a purple plesh .
    (Francis Bacon)
  • * Isaac Barrow
  • These shallow plashes .
  • A splash, or the sound made by a splash.
  • * Henry James, The Aspern Papers
  • Presently a gondola passed along the canal with its slow rhythmical plash , and as we listened we watched it in silence.

    Verb

  • To splash.
  • * Keats
  • plashing among bedded pebbles
  • * Longfellow
  • Far below him plashed the waters.
  • *
  • To cause a splash.
  • To splash or sprinkle with colouring matter.
  • to plash a wall in imitation of granite

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) plaissier, . Compare pleach.

    Noun

    (plashes)
  • The branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches.
  • Verb

  • To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of.
  • * to plash a hedge
  • (Evelyn)

    Anagrams

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    dabble

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To partially wet (something) by splashing or dipping; connotes playfulness.
  • The children sat on the dock and dabbled their feet in the water.
  • To participate or have an interest in an activity, but in a casual or superficial way.
  • She's an actress by trade, but has been known to dabble in poetry.

    Derived terms

    * dabble in * dabbler

    See also

    * dribble