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Definition of dab:

  1. A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.
  2. A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.
  3. A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.
  4. A small mass of anything soft or moist.
  5. To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
  6. To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.


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