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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A light touch or stroke; A small quantity of something moist or liquid v. - Hit lightly; Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface.

Usage examples (33)
  • A dab of paint
  • dab the wall with paint
  • "I like to keep active, and was chopping wood, general fetching and carrying," said Wood, known as a dab hand at DIY.
  • Note 53: I translate as "dab" the Shangaan verb kutota, which means to anoint, as with oil. for more
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