verb (used with object), dabbed, dab·bing.
verb (used without object), dabbed, dab·bing.
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Dabs have been “embraced by this generation of stoners,” continues Black.
In addition, “dabs are an incredibly effective medicine for patients,” says Black.
He mopped his forehead with tremulous, futile little dabs which accentuated his weakness.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
The dots upon the stones represent dabs of red paint, which again represent blood.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
Two dabs of scarlet and a smear—half a word and a shrug of the shoulders—and you have expressed a five-act tragedy.Olive in Italy|Moray Dalton
After awhile it took on dabs of color and even spangles, but all this time it was a good safe outing and rainy day ornament.Bird Lore, Volume I--1899|Various
I promise you nothing,' said the dolls' dressmaker, dabbing two dabs at him with her needle, as if she put out both his eyes.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens