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English noun: dab

1. dab (act) a light touch or stroke


Synonymspat, tap


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching

2. dab (quantity) a small quantity of something moist or liquid


SamplesA dab of paint.
A splatter of mud.
Just a splash of whiskey.


Synonymssplash, splatter


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity


English verb: dab

1. dab (contact) apply (usually a liquid) to a surface


SamplesDab the wall with paint.


ExamplesThey dab the bread with melted butter


Synonymsswab, swob


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)apply, put on

2. dab (contact) hit lightly


SamplesPat him on the shoulder.


Synonymspat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)strike









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