Definition of daub verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

daub

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɔːb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɔːb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they daub
BrE BrE//dɔːb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɔːb//
 
he / she / it daubs
BrE BrE//dɔːbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɔːbz//
 
past simple daubed
BrE BrE//dɔːbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɔːbd//
 
past participle daubed
BrE BrE//dɔːbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɔːbd//
 
-ing form daubing
BrE BrE//ˈdɔːbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːbɪŋ//
 
Art equipment
 
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daub A on, etc. B | daub B with A | daub something + adv./prep. to spread a substance such as paint, mud, etc. thickly and/or carelessly onto something The walls of the building were daubed with red paint. All the windows are smashed and the walls are daubed with graffiti. See related entries: Art equipment Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French dauber, from Latin dealbare ‘whiten, whitewash’, based on albus ‘white’.
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