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  • nounsmall quantity
  • verbblot up; touch lightly

synonyms for dab

  • blob
  • dollop
  • fleck
  • speck
  • bit
  • drop
  • flick
  • pat
  • peck
  • smidgen
  • smudge
  • spot
  • stroke
  • tap
  • touch
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antonyms for dab

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  • lot
  • glob
  • mass
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    How to use dab in a sentence

    While Paul Cézanne considered himself an Impressionist, he worked differently, his dabs emphasizing form as well as color, saying that he wanted to create pictures more “solid” than his Impressionist brethren were achieving.
    AN ART LOVER’S IMPRESSIONIST VIDEO TRIP TO PROVENCE AND THE RIVIERANANCY NATHANFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Dry cleaning materials could damage the upholstery and affect the comfort level, and aside from dabbing it with mild soap and water and letting it air dry completely to remove stains, vacuuming is the only recommended form of cleaning.
    BEST MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS: SLEEP BETTER ON ONE OF THESE PICKSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
    Brits lost a dab of tax revenue and some pride, but at this point the country’s financial district is well intact.
    LONDON LOST A CHUNK OF EUROPEAN STOCK TRADING THIS WEEK. WHAT WILL IT LOSE NEXT?JOHN DETRIXHEJANUARY 9, 2021QUARTZ
    Mitsubishi Cement Company wants to build a new warehouse and hauling facility along the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, which is smack dab in the middle of one of the environmental justice zones established under a 2017 state law.
    MORNING REPORT: REAL ESTATE DEALS DOGGED FAULCONER’S TENUREVOICE OF SAN DIEGODECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    Carol Chapin, vice president of research and development for Simple Green, which makes cleaning solutions, suggested wetting a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover and dabbing that on the pitch to soften and remove it.
    NEED TO REMOVE SAP FROM ASPHALT? GET OUT THE HAND SANITIZER.JEANNE HUBERNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    I had nearly a whole bag of cement left over from my dab at orchard renovation, and there were plenty of packing-boxes.
    THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
    I took out the plug and shook out the little dab of quicksilver, and set my teeth in.
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    On one cheek he had a dab of jelly and his hand and shirt front were covered with broth.
    THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARMARTHUR M. WINFIELD (AKA EDWARD STRATEMEYER)
    “I dab fuss,” cried Pompey, and he swam on to soon reach one of the boughs, and turn round to wait for me.
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    Captain Wass showed a resolve to quit pecking at the edges and make a dab at the center of the subject.
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    WORDS RELATED TO DAB

    • bean
    • bubble
    • dab
    • dot
    • driblet
    • drop
    • globule
    • grain
    • particle
    • pea
    • pellet
    • pill
    • shot
    • speck
    • spherule
    • stone
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