Meaning of “daub” in the English Dictionary

"daub" in British English

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daubverb [ 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 his hair and face.

daubnoun [ C ]

uk /dɔːb/ us /dɑːb/

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

"daub" in American English

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daubverb [ T always + adv/prep ]

us /dɔb, dɑb/

to spread a thick liquid on or in something:

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