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dab1

Pronunciation: /dæb/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-bb-)

  • to dab at sth dar* toquecitos a algo

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (small amount) (— of cream, paint) toque (masculine); (— of perfume) gota (feminine), toque (masculine) a dab of mustard un poquito de mostaza
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 plural)
    (fingerprints) (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot], huellas (feminine plural) digitales or dactilares
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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