What does dab mean?

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  1. (transitive) To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.
  2. (transitive) To apply a substance in this way.
  3. To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.
  4. To apply hash oil to a heated surface for the purpose of efficient combustion.
  5. To perform the dab dance move, by moving both arms to one side of the body parallel with your head.
  1. A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird's beak; an aimed blow.
  2. (African American Vernacular) A soft, playful box given in greeting or approval.
  3. A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance.
  4. (plural) Fingerprint.
  5. A small amount of hash oil.
  6. A hip hop dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm, briefly resting their face in the elbow, as if sneezing into their elbow.
  1. With a dab, or sudden contact.
  1. One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
  1. A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.
  2. (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
  1. (obsolete, costermongers) Bad
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