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Definition of dab verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dab
    he / she / it dabs
    past simple dabbed
    -ing form dabbing
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  1. 1to touch something lightly, usually several times dab something She dabbed her eyes and blew her nose. dab at something He dabbed at the cut with his handkerchief.
  2. 2dab something + adv./prep. to put something on a surface with quick light movements She dabbed a little perfume behind her ears.
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