Adjective "Dab" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Dab


    Definition:

    verb (used with object), dabbed, dabbing.

    1. to pat or tap gently, as with something soft or moist: The child dabbed his eyes with the handkerchief.

    2. to apply (a substance) by light strokes: He dabbed the ointment on the rash.

    3. to strike, especially lightly, as with the hand.

    4. Masonry. to dress (stonework) with a pointed tool.

    5. Western U.S. to throw (a rope or line) in an effort to lasso or catch something: Joe dabbed his rope on the steer. verb (used without object), dabbed

    Origin:
    dab