dab


dab
dab1 [ dæb ] noun count
1. ) a small amount of a substance put on a surface
2. ) a gentle touch on a surface with something such as a piece of cloth, in order to make it clean or dry
3. ) a small flat ocean fish
dab
dab 2 [ dæb ] verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive to touch a surface gently several times with something such as a piece of cloth, in order to make it clean or dry:
Remove the stain by carefully dabbing it with a cloth.
dab at: Marge dabbed at her eyes with a handkerchief.
2. ) transitive to quickly put small amounts of a substance on a surface:
Dab some lotion onto the affected area.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • dab — dab …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Dąb — Dąb …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DAB — 〈Abk. für〉 Deutsches Arzneibuch * * * Dab: Symbol für ↑ Diaminobuttersäure in Peptidformeln. * * * DAB [de:|a: be:] = Deutsches Arzneibuch. * * * I DAB,   Digital Audio Broadcasting …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dab — dab1 [dab] vt., vi. dabbed, dabbing [ME dabben, to strike, akin to MDu dabben & Norw dabba < ? IE base * dhabh , to strike] 1. to touch or stroke lightly and quickly 2. to pat with something soft or moist 3. to put on (paint, etc.) with light …   English World dictionary

  • DAB B&B — (Рим,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Sicilia 235, Виа Венето, 00187 Рим, Италия …   Каталог отелей

  • dab — (v.) c.1300, dabben to strike, of unknown origin, perhaps imitative. Modern sense of strike with a slight, quick pressure developed by mid 16c., influenced by Fr. dauber (see DAUB (Cf. daub)). Related: Dabbed; dabbing. As a noun from c.1300,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dąb — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. dębu, Mc. dębie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} długowieczne drzewo liściaste o grubym pniu i rozłożystych konarach, licznych drobnych owocach zwanych żołędziami, rosnące w umiarkowanej i podzwrotnikowej strefie półkuli… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Dab — Dab, n. [Perh. so named from its quickness in diving beneath the sand. Cf. {Dabchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, {Pleuronectes limanda}. The American rough dab is {Hippoglossoides… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dab — (d[a^]b), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dabbed} (d[a^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dabbing}.] [OE. dabben to strice; akin to OD. dabben to pinch, knead, fumble, dabble, and perh. to G. tappen to grope.] 1. To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dab — Dab, n. 1. A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck. [1913 Webster] A scratch of her claw, a dab of her beak. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. A small mass of anything soft or moist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dab — (d[a^]b), n. [Perh. corrupted fr. adept.] A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] One excels at a plan or the titlepage, another works away at the body of the book, and the third is a dab at an index. Goldsmith. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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