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British English: /dab/
American English: /dæb/

Translation of dab in French:


  • 1 a dab of
    une touche de (paint, powder)
    une goutte de (glue)
    un petit morceau de (butter)
  • 3 (blow)
    petit coup (m)

also: dabs plural noun

transitive verb

  • se tamponner (one's eyes, mouth)
    tamponner (wound)
    to dab something on something
    appliquer quelque chose à quelque chose par petites touches
    to dab something with something
    tamponner quelque chose de quelque chose


to be a dab hand (informal) at (doing) something

(British English)
être doué pour (faire) quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

dab at

dab at [something]
se tamponner (eyes)
tamponner (stains, wound)

dab on

dab on [something], dab [something] on
appliquer [quelque chose] par touches légères (paint, ointment)
s'appliquer (perfume)

dab off

dab off [something], dab [something] off
enlever [quelque chose] en tamponnant

Definition of dab in:

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