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1. dab

verb. ['ˈdæb'] apply (usually a liquid) to a surface.

Synonyms

  • put on
  • swob
  • apply

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • diverge
  • miss
  • disengage

Etymology

  • dabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Dab

  • prefab
  • mcnabb
  • mcnab
  • macnab
  • colab
  • stab
  • slab
  • scab
  • prab
  • krabbe
  • grabbe
  • grab
  • glab
  • flab
  • drab
  • crabbe
  • crabb
  • crab
  • tabb
  • tab
  • schab
  • sabb
  • rabb
  • rab
  • nabb
  • nab
  • mab
  • labbe
  • lab
  • knabb

Sentences with dab


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place a dab of liquid hand soap on a corner of another clean cloth.

2. Verb, base form
Dip your old toothbrush in the soapy water and then dab the stain.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Using a clean, white cloth, dab the stain with the solution.

4. Verb, past tense
Do not rub the area when applying the soap, but rather dab the soap liberally over the area.

2. dab

noun. ['ˈdæb'] a light touch or stroke.

Synonyms

  • touching
  • pat
  • touch

Antonyms

  • undeceive
  • undress
  • slip off
  • genuine

Etymology

  • dabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. dab

verb. ['ˈdæb'] hit lightly.

Synonyms

  • strike

Antonyms

  • unmoving
  • implausible

Etymology

  • dabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. dab

noun. ['ˈdæb'] a small quantity of something moist or liquid.

Synonyms

  • splash
  • small indefinite quantity
  • small indefinite amount

Antonyms

  • take away
  • defy
  • exempt
  • deposit

Etymology

  • dabbe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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