Meaning of “dab” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “dab” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dabverb [ I/T ]

us /dæb/ -bb-

to touch something lightly and quickly, usually repeatedly:

[ I ] He dabbed at his eyes with a tissue.

If you dab something on a surface, you put a small amount of something on it:

[ T ] She dabbed a little perfume on her wrists.

dabnoun [ C ]

us /dæb/

a small amount of a substance:

a dab of lipstick

(Definition of “dab” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)