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Noun dab has 2 senses
- tap, pat, dab - a light touch or stroke
--1 is a kind of touch, touching
- dab, splash, splatter - a small quantity of something moist or soft; "a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud"
--2 is a kind of small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
Verb dab has 2 senses
- dab, swab, swob - apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint"
--1 is one way to put on, apply
They dab the bread with melted butter
- dab, pat - hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"
--2 is one way to strike
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