Definition of dot verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dot

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɑt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dot
     
    he / she / it dots
     
    past simple dotted
     
    -ing form dotting
     
     
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  1. 1dot something to put a dot above or next to a letter or word Why do you never dot your i's?
  2. 2 [usually passive] dot something to spread things or people over an area; to be spread over an area The countryside was dotted with small villages. Small villages dot the countryside. There are lots of Italian restaurants dotted around the city.
  3. 3to put very small amounts of something in a number of places on a surface dot A on/over B Dot the cream all over your face. dot B with A Dot your face with the cream.
  4. Idioms
    dot your i's and cross your t's
     
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    to pay attention to the small details when you are finishing a task
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dot