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dab 1

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

transitive verb -bb-

  • to dab something with somethingshe 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 húmedo
    to dab something on somethingdab 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb -bb-

  • to dab at something
    dar toquecitos a algo

noun

  • 1 1.1 (small amount)
    (— of cream, paint)
    toque (masculine)
    a dab of mustard
    un poquito de mostaza
    1.2 (pat)he gave his tie a dab with a damp cloth
    se frotó un poco la corbata con un trapo húmedo
    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.
  • 2
    also: dabs plural
    (fingerprints)
    (British English) [slang]
    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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dab 2
American English: /dæb/
British English: /dab/

noun

  • (fish)
    Example sentences
    • 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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