- 1dot something to put a dot above or next to a letter or word Why do you never dot your i's?
- 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.
- 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. Idioms
NAmE//dɑt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dot
he / she / it dots
past simple dotted
-ing form dotting
to pay attention to the small details when you are finishing a task
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