transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bb-)
- to dab sth
withsth 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 onsth 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
- 1 1.1 (small amount) (— of cream, paint) toque (masculine); (— of perfume) gota (feminine), toque (masculine) a dab of mustard un poquito de mostazaMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (pat) he gave his tie a dab with a damp cloth se frotó un poco la corbata con un trapo húmedo
- 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.
- 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.
- 2(dabs plural)(fingerprints) (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot], huellas (feminine plural) digitales or dactilaresMore 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.