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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dab \Dab\ (d[a^]b), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dabbed} (d[a^]bd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. {Dabbing}.] [OE. dabben to strice; akin to OD.
     dabben to pinch, knead, fumble, dabble, and perh. to G.
     tappen to grope.]
     1. To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist
        substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.

        [1913 Webster]
              A sore should . . . be wiped . . . only by dabbing
              it over with fine lint.               --S. Sharp.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or
        thrust. "To dab him in the neck." --Sir T. More.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       See {dab}

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: a light touch or stroke [syn: {tap}, {pat}]
       2: a small quantity of something moist or soft; "a dab of
          paint"; "a splatter of mud" [syn: {splash}, {splatter}]
       v 1: apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with
            paint" [syn: {swab}, {swob}]
       2: hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder" [syn: {pat}]
       [also: {dabbing}, {dabbed}]

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