noun (1)
plural of dab

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a quick thrust
  • one more quick dab of the brush and he would be finished with his painting

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2 a very small amount
  • she added a dab of sesame oil to the dressing before pouring it on the salad

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noun (2)
plural of dab, chiefly British

Synonyms & Antonyms of dabs (Entry 2 of 3)

a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
  • a dab at finding unappreciated collectibles and reselling them at a considerable profit

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present tense third-person singular of dab

Synonyms & Antonyms of dabs (Entry 3 of 3)

1 as in smears, slathers

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“Dabs.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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