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See also DAB, dåb, and dąb

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Etymology 1Modificar

From Middle English dabbe < possibly imitative.

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Infinitive
to Dab

Third person singular
Dabs

Simple past
dabbed

Past participle
dabbed

Present participle
dabbing

to Dab (third-person singular simple present Dabs, present participle dabbing, simple past and past participle dabbed)
  1. (transitive) To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.
    I dabbed my face with a towel.
  2. to apply a substance in this way.
    He dabbed moisturizing liquid on his face.
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Singular
Dab

Plural
Dabs

Dab (plural Dabs)
  1. A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird's beak; an aimed blow; dial. a box, a slap.
  2. A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance.
  3. (Dated, British) (mostly plural) fingerprint
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Dab (not comparable)

Positive
Dab

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. With a dab, or sudden contact.
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Patrono:Etystub

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Singular
Dab

Plural
Dabs

Dab (plural Dabs)
  1. One skilful or proficient, an expert, an adept.
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Etymology 3Modificar

Origin unknown.

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Singular
Dab

Plural
Dabs

Dab (plural Dabs)
  1. A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; flounder.
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  • Oxford English Dictionary (1989)

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