Definition for dabbing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), dabbed, dab·bing.
verb (used without object), dabbed, dab·bing.
Origin of dab1
Examples from the Web for dabbing
Patrons eat their cannoli slowly and deliberately, dabbing the powdered sugar on their plates with licked fingers.
Then McDonald sang, note-clear and strong, “Smile,” and the dabbing of eyes and sniffs increased.
Dabbing wax on the coil or using hash oil on the wick also works.
We set to our task with a deliberate gentleness, dabbing with cloths, cotton, swabs.
My sister's a model," Viggiano said, dabbing sweat from his brow, "and she says the process is very similar.
Eliza red-eyed now from distress, stood there, dabbing her cheeks with a corner of her apron.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley|Louis Tracy
He gave this answer in a very indifferent tone, dabbing away all the time at his eyes with the sponge and lotion.After Dark|Wilkie Collins
“The place stinks like a den of skunks,” Mrs. Davis observed, pausing from dabbing the end of her nose with a powder-puff.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
"It might be cooler," said Miss Perkins, dabbing her face with a handkerchief.Love and the Ironmonger|F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
Luke was dabbing the pointer carefully at the bald top of Weaver's head.The Worshippers|Damon Francis Knight