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daub

verb [T] uk   /dɔːb/ us    /dɑːb/
to spread a thick or sticky liquid on something or to cover something with a thick or sticky liquid, often quickly or carelessly: The walls had been daubed with graffiti. The baby had daubed butter all over its hair and face.Covering and adding layersSpreading and scattering

daub

noun [C] uk   /dɔːb/ us    /dɑːb/
an area of thick or sticky liquid on something: a daub of red paintDirt and untidiness a badly painted picturePictures
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