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v. smat·tered, smat·ter·ing, smat·ters
1. To speak (a language) without fluency: smatters Russian.
2. To study or approach superficially; dabble in.
To prattle: smattered on about her vacation.
[Middle English smateren, to make dirty, speak foolishly, chatter.]
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n → Stümperer m (pej), → Stümperin f (pej)
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