Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dab

2 senses of dab

Sense 1
tap, pat, dab -- (a light touch or stroke)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Sense 2
dab, splash, splatter -- (a small quantity of something moist or liquid; "a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud"; "just a splash of whiskey")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dab

2 senses of dab

Sense 1
dab, swab, swob -- (apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint")
       => put on, apply -- (apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!")

Sense 2
dab, pat -- (hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder")
       => strike -- (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")

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