Dab

Adverb

  • With a dab, or sudden contact.

Noun

  • A small amount of hash oil.
  • A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limandaï¼› a flounder.
  • A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird's beak; an aimed blow.
  • (chiefly in the plural, dated, British) Fingerprint.
  • One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
  • A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance.
  • (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
  • (African American Vernacular) A soft, playful box given in greeting or approval.

Verb

  • (transitive) To apply a substance in this way.

    "He dabbed moisturizing liquid on his face."

  • (transitive) To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.

    "I dabbed my face with a towel."

  • To apply hash oil to a heated surface for the purpose of efficient combustion. Dabbing hash oil.
  • To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

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