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1daub

verb \ˈdb, ˈdäb\

: to put something on something with quick, small motions

: to write (something) on a surface

: to lightly touch (something) usually with quick, small motions

Full Definition of DAUB

transitive verb
1
:  to cover or coat with soft adhesive matter :  plaster
2
:  to coat with a dirty substance
3
a :  to apply coloring material crudely to
b :  to apply (as paint) crudely
intransitive verb
1
archaic :  to put on a false exterior
2
:  to apply colors crudely
daub·er noun
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Examples of DAUB

  1. He daubed some cologne on his neck.
  2. Daub the potatoes with a little butter.
  3. Various political slogans had been daubed on the walls.
  4. He sighed deeply and daubed his eyes with a tissue.

Origin of DAUB

Middle English, from Anglo-French dauber
First Known Use: 14th century

2daub

noun

: a small amount of something

Full Definition of DAUB

1
:  material used to daub walls
2
:  an act or instance of daubing
3
:  something daubed on :  smear
4
:  a crude picture

Examples of DAUB

  1. She added a few daubs of color to the painting.

First Known Use of DAUB

15th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot
DAUBED Defined for Kids

1daub

verb \ˈdb\
daubeddaub·ing

Definition of DAUB for Kids

:  to cover with something soft and sticky <I daubed the wound with ointment.>

2daub

noun

Definition of DAUB for Kids

:  a small amount of something <The child left daubs of paint on the easel.>

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