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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To strike or touch lightly.

Usage examples (41)
  • Verb (used with object) : The child dabbed his eyes with the handkerchief. ,He dabbed the ointment on the rash. ,Joe dabbed his rope on the steer
  • Verb (used without object) : She dabbed at the stain on her dress
  • Noun : a dab of butter. ,a dab of powder
  • His wife, on the other hand, she was dabbing her eyes. for more
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