Dabbed
Dab 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 substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber. [1913 Webster]

A sore should . . . be wiped . . . only by dabbing it over with fine lint. --S. Sharp. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust. ``To dab him in the neck.'' --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dab — dab1 /dab/, v., dabbed, dabbing, 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 …   Universalium

  • dab — dab1 [dæb] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: From the sound of hitting something] 1.) a small amount of something that you put onto a surface dab of ▪ a dab of butter 2.) a light touch with your hand, a cloth etc ▪ She wiped her tears away with a dab… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dab — [[t]dæ̱b[/t]] dabs, dabbing, dabbed 1) VERB If you dab something, you touch it several times using quick, light movements. If you dab a substance onto a surface, you put it there using quick, light movements. [V n] She arrived weeping, dabbing… …   English dictionary

  • dab — 1 noun (C) 1 a small amount of something that you put onto a surface with your hand, a cloth etc (+ of): Add a dab of butter and some parsley. 2 a light touch with your hand, a cloth etc: She wiped her tears away with a dab of her handkerchief. 3 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dab — I UK [dæb] / US verb Word forms dab : present tense I/you/we/they dab he/she/it dabs present participle dabbing past tense dabbed past participle dabbed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to touch a surface gently several times with something such as a …   English dictionary

  • dab off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dab off : present tense I/you/we/they dab off he/she/it dabs off present participle dabbing off past tense dabbed off past participle dabbed off to remove something from a surface by gently touching it several …   English dictionary

  • dab — I [[t]dæb[/t]] v. dabbed, dab•bing, n. 1) to pat or tap gently: I dabbed my eyes with a handkerchief[/ex] 2) to apply (a substance) by light strokes 3) to strike, esp. lightly 4) to strike lightly; make a dab; pat: She dabbed at the stain on her… …   From formal English to slang

  • dab off — ˌdab ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dab off he/she/it dabs off present participle dabbing off past tense …   Useful english dictionary

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