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Verb
To touch, stroke or hit lightly
“James spoke softly as he sat on Dana's bed and reached across to dab her on the chin.”
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To pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
“Alex used a paper napkin to dab the perspiration rolling off his nose as he spoke.”
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To apply a (typically creamy or dusty) substance
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“You can also dab some foundation on the inside of your wrist and check the colour in daylight.”
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To mark with small spots or dots
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To poke (at) something roughly or quickly
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To dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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To strike, especially with force
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To come into general physical contact with
Noun
A small amount of something
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“Let me show you how to defy your age and get rid of skin blemishes with just a dab of honey.”
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A brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
“Just one more quick dab of the brush and he will be finished with his painting.”
Noun
A person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in their field
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“He's a dab at identifying profitable investments.”
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A strike with a part of the body or an instrument
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“A bear could knock a man down with the simple dab of a paw.”
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A compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape
Noun
An attempt or effort towards an endeavor
Adjective
Trosseno
“Rub a little dab on your hands and lightly work it into your hair and you're good to go.”
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