Swab Swab, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swabbing}.] [See {Swabber}, n.] To clean with a mop or swab; to wipe when very wet, as after washing; as, to swab the desk of a ship. [Spelt also {swob}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Swob — Swob, n. & v. See {Swab}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swob — /swob/, n., v.t., swobbed, swobbing. swab. * * * …   Universalium

  • swob — [swäb] n., vt. swobbed, swobbing alt. sp. of SWAB …   English World dictionary

  • swob — var. of SWAB. * * * I noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors • Syn: ↑swab, ↑mop • Derivationally related forms: ↑mop (for: ↑mop), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • swob — /swɒb/ (say swob) noun, verb (t) (swobbed, swobbing) → swab …   Australian English dictionary

  • swob — archaic variant of swab …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SWOB — SWeet OBlivion web site (Internet) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • swob — n. See swab …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • swob´ber — swob «swob», noun, transitive verb, swobbed, swob|bing. = swab. (Cf. ↑swab) –swob´ber, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • swab — /swob/, n., v., swabbed, swabbing. n. 1. a large mop used on shipboard for cleaning decks, living quarters, etc. 2. a bit of sponge, cloth, cotton, or the like, sometimes fixed to a stick, for cleansing the mouth of a sick person or for applying… …   Universalium

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