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tr. & intr.v. drab·bled, drab·bling, drab·bles
To make or become wet and soiled by dragging; draggle.
[Middle English drabelen.]
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to make or become wet or dirty
[C14: from Low German drabbelen to paddle in mud; related to drab2]
(Biography) Dame Margaret. born 1939, British novelist and editor. Her novels include The Needle's Eye (1972), The Radiant Way (1987), and The Seven Sisters (2002). She edited the 1985 edition of the Oxford Companion to Literature
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v.t., v.i. -bled, -bling.
to make or become wet and dirty; draggle.
[1350–1400; Middle English drabelen < Middle Low German drabbeln to wade in liquid mud, bespatter <drabbe liquid mud]
Margaret, born 1939, English novelist (sister of A.S. Byatt).
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Past participle: drabbled
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