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dab

synonym (synonym of dab)

  • (noun.act)
    a light touch or stroke (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.quantity)
    a small quantity of something moist or liquid (noun.quantity)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    apply (usually a liquid) to a surface (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    hit lightly (verb.contact)
     

hypernym (dab IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a light touch or stroke (noun.act)
    the act of putting two things together with no space between them (noun.act)
     
  • a small quantity of something moist or liquid (noun.quantity)
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude (noun.quantity)
     
  • apply (usually a liquid) to a surface (verb.contact)
    apply to a surface (verb.contact)
     
  • hit lightly (verb.contact)
    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon (verb.contact)
     

derivation (.... is derived from dab)

  • a light touch or stroke (noun.act)
    hit lightly (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    apply (usually a liquid) to a surface (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    strike lightly (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.perception)
    make light, repeated taps on a surface (verb.perception)
     
  • a small quantity of something moist or liquid (noun.quantity)
    mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    dash a liquid upon or against (verb.contact)
     
  • apply (usually a liquid) to a surface (verb.contact)
    implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.quantity)
    a small quantity of something moist or liquid (noun.quantity)
     
  • hit lightly (verb.contact)
    a light touch or stroke (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.event)
    the sound made by a gentle blow (noun.event)
     
synonym hypernym derivation pat tap splash swab swob touch touching small indefinite amount strike apply put on pat swab swob chuck tap knock

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