There are 2 translations of dab in Spanish:

dab1

Pronunciation: /dæb/

n

  • 1 1.1 (small amount — of cream, paint) toque (m); (— of perfume) gota (f), toque (m) a dab of mustard un poquito de mostaza
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    • Working in random, one-inch sections, take a dab of pliable pomade, and coat and twist hair as you go.
    • Not only does a dab of toner refresh the skin, it helps to remove any cleanser that hasn't been properly removed.
    • Well, I don't use make up daily, just kohl to line my eyes, and a dab of lipstick.
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    • Writing between dabs on the forehead with a wet washcloth, she speaks of an ‘inchoate longing’ to visit paradise.
    • With every stroke and dab and curve of the brush she was losing a little bit of herself.
    • Because Impressionist painters had to work quickly, oil paint was usually put on the canvas in small dabs or short strokes, often with little color mixing.
    1.2 (pat) he gave his tie a dab with a damp cloth se frotó un poco la corbata con un trapo húmedo
  • 2
    (dabs pl)
    (fingerprints) (BrE) [slang/argot], huellas (fpl) digitales or dactilares
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    • Campaigners are concerned that thousands of schools have used their money to buy fingerprint scanners to get kids' dabs at registration, at the library counter, and at the canteen checkout.
    • The dabs are used to identify pupils in computerised class registers or library systems.
    • I would presume that if they found my dabs at the scene of a crime they could match them with the details they acquired at immigration.
  • 3 (fish) platija (f)
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    • Even though this rig is especially good for gurnards, it also proves superbly successful for dabs, plaice, megrim, even small turbot and brill, also haddock, cod and whiting.
    • The most common are dragonets, topknots, dabs, plaice and, if you're lucky, the occasional anglerfish and thornback ray.
    • These are always the prime spots for bass, dabs and plaice.

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more

There are 2 translations of dab in Spanish:

dab2

vt (-bb-)

  • to dab sth with sth she dabbed the child's eyes with her handkerchief le secó los ojos al niño con el pañuelo dab the stain with a damp cloth frote suavemente la mancha con un trapo húmedoto dab sth on sth dab a bit of glue on it ponle una gotita de pegamento dab antiseptic on the cut dese unos toques de antiséptico en la herida dab the stain off with a wet sponge quite la mancha dándole ligeros toques con una esponja mojada
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    • The sample - usually blood or cells from inside the cheek - is dabbed on to a stain card and returned to the lab in a tamperproof bag.
    • To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a good scent dabbed on a cotton ball into an inconspicuous comer.
    • They were black specks in the distance, nothing more than what looked to be dots of blotched ink dabbed on to the bright, clear blue sky.

vi (-bb-)

  • to dab at sth dar* toquecitos a algo

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more