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
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".
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.