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dab



Pronunciation: (dab), [key]
v., dabbed, dab•bing,
n.


v.t.
1. to pat or tap gently, as with something soft or moist: The child dabbed his eyes with the handkerchief.
2. to apply (a substance) by light strokes: He dabbed the ointment on the rash.
3. to strike, esp. lightly, as with the hand.
4. Masonry.to dress (stonework) with a pointed tool.
5. Western U.S.to throw (a rope or line) in an effort to lasso or catch something: Joe dabbed his rope on the steer.

v.i.
to strike lightly; make a dab; pat: She dabbed at the stain on her dress.

n.
1. a quick or light blow; a pat, as with the hand or something soft.
2. a small moist lump or mass: a dab of butter.
3. a small quantity: a dab of powder.

dab



Pronunciation: (dab), [key]
n.
any of several flatfishes of the genus Limanda, esp. the European flatfish, L. limanda.

dab



Pronunciation: (dab), [key] Slang.

n.
1. Also called dab' hand'. a person skilled in something; an expert.
2. an excellent or extraordinary person or thing.

adj.
expert; excellent; extraordinary.

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