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Noun dab has 2 senses
  1. tap, pat, dab - a light touch or stroke
    --1 is a kind of touch, touching
    Derived forms: verb dab1, verb dab2
  2. 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
    Derived form: verb dab1
Verb dab has 2 senses
  1. dab, swab, swob - apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint"
    --1 is one way to put on, apply
    Derived forms: noun dab1, noun dab2
    Sample sentence:
    They dab the bread with melted butter
  2. dab, pat - hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"
    --2 is one way to strike
    Derived form: noun dab1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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