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Definition 1: a light touch or stroke - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dab in the sense of this definition

(dab is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

Definition 2: a small quantity of something moist or liquid - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where dab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dab of paint
  • a splatter of mud
  • just a splash of whiskey

Synonyms for dab in the sense of this definition

(dab is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 3: hit lightly - [verb of contact]

Samples where dab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pat him on the shoulder

Synonyms for dab in the sense of this definition

(dab is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

Definition 4: apply (usually a liquid) to a surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where dab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dab the wall with paint

Synonyms for dab in the sense of this definition

(dab is a kind of ...) apply to a surface

"She applied paint to the back of the house" "Put on make-up!"

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