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dab1

dab1

 
pronunciation:
daeb
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dabbed, dabbing, dabs
definition 1: to pat or press lightly, as with a sponge or cotton swab.
similar words:
blot, pat, sponge, swab
definition 2: to apply with light patting touches.
She dabbed an antiseptic on her cut.
similar words:
apply, daub, paint, smear
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to pat or tap lightly.
similar words:
pat, tap
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a light pressing or patting stroke.
synonyms:
stroke
similar words:
pat
definition 2: a small moist bit.
a dab of paint
synonyms:
daub
similar words:
drop, smear
definition 3: a small amount.
Sprinkle a dab of cinnamon over the top.
synonyms:
bit, dash, drop, modicum, pinch
similar words:
catch, hint, lick, mite, smack, smidgen, speck, suggestion, touch, trace, trifle
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