Associations to the word «Dab»


DAB, verb. (transitive) To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.
DAB, verb. (transitive) To apply a substance in this way.
DAB, verb. To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.
DAB, verb. To apply hash oil to a heated surface for the purpose of efficient combustion.
DAB, noun. A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird's beak; an aimed blow.
DAB, noun. (AAVE) A soft, playful box given in greeting or approval.
DAB, noun. A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance.
DAB, noun. (chiefly in the plural) (dated) (British) Fingerprint.
DAB, noun. A small amount of hash oil.
DAB, adverb. With a dab, or sudden contact.
DAB, noun. One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
DAB, noun. A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.
DAB, noun. (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
DAB HAND, noun. (British) An expert; a very skilled person.
DAB HANDS, noun. Plural of dab hand

Dictionary definition

DAB, noun. A light touch or stroke.
DAB, noun. A small quantity of something moist or liquid; "a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud"; "just a splash of whiskey".
DAB, verb. Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint".
DAB, verb. Hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn