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- to pat or tap gently, as with something soft or moist: The child dabbed his eyes with the handkerchief.
- to apply (a substance) by light strokes: He dabbed the ointment on the rash.
- to strike, especially lightly, as with the hand.
- Masonry. to dress (stonework) with a pointed tool.
- Western U.S. to throw (a rope or line) in an effort to lasso or catch something: Joe dabbed his rope on the steer.
— verb (used without object), dabbed, dab·bing.
- to strike lightly; make a dab; pat: She dabbed at the stain on her dress.
- a quick or light blow; a pat, as with the hand or something soft.
- a small moist lump or mass: a dab of butter.
- a small quantity: a dab of powder.
- any of several flatfishes of the genus Limanda, especially the European flatfish, L. limanda.
- Also called dab hand. a person skilled in something; an expert.
- an excellent or extraordinary person or thing.
- expert; excellent; extraordinary