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Dab meaning

dab - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. hit lightly; " pat him on the shoulder"
  2. 2. apply ( usually a liquid) to a surface; " dab the wall with paint"
  3. 3. A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.
  4. 4. A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.
  5. 5. To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.
  6. 6. A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.
  7. 7. A small mass of anything soft or moist.
  8. 8. A light blow with the hand or something soft; lump of soft substance.
  9. 9. To strike lightly with the hand or with something soft.

dab - examples of usage

  1. In these barrels the street- public were allowed to " dab" with a fork, at the rate of a penny a time, for discarded fragments of food. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Every red tile, every dab of white paint, every square inch of clean gravel, gave substance and solidity to the lasting fame of that dear sweet gentleman. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. You're always a dab at regulating them." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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