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A small amount of something
“Well, I don't use make up daily, just kohl to line my eyes, and a dab of lipstick.”
A brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
“With every stroke and dab and curve of the brush she was losing a little bit of herself.”
A quick thrust
“… one more quick dab of the brush and he would be finished with his painting.”
A person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
“… a dab at finding unappreciated collectibles and reselling them at a considerable profit.”
To pat lightly and quickly
“Alexeivich used a paper napkin to dab at the perspiration rolling off his nose as he spoke, but he doggedly refused to remove his jacket or loosen his tie.”
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