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Definition of dab noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small amount of a liquid, cream, or powder that is put on a surface in a quick gentle movement She put a dab of perfume behind her ears.
  2. 2an act of gently touching or pressing something without rubbing He gave the cut a quick dab with a towel.
  3. 3a small flat fish
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dab

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