- 1. handful, smattering, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
- usage: a small number or amount; "only a handful of responses were received"
- 2. smattering, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
- usage: a slight or superficial understanding of a subject
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- 1. dabble, smatter, play around, busy, occupy
- usage: work with in an amateurish manner; "She dabbles in astronomy"; "He plays around with investments but he never makes any money"
- 2. babble, blather, smatter, blether, blither, chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble
- usage: to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
- 3. smatter, speak, talk
- usage: speak with spotty or superficial knowledge; "She smatters Russian"
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