dabbed dabbed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a light touch or stroke
  2. (n) a small quantity of something moist or liquid
  3. (v) apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
  4. (v) hit lightly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Same dialogue, points of view, settings, same black-and-white look dabbed with splashes of blood--except the movie moves and makes noise.
  2. His wife, Linda, dabbed her eyes and hugged her husband while daughter Elizabeth Vittor, an attorney herself, sobbed so much her body shook.
  3. These studies show that the dabbed-on underarm odors have effects similar to those of regular sexual intercourse but not as strong.

News

  1. Garden pests accompany warm weather

    Anyone who has spent time outdoors lately knows the gnats are out there and mosquitoes will be multiplying. Has the wet spring produced more insects? Yes, and no, depending on the type of insects. “Gnats and ticks seem to always be around,” said Jefferson County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticultural program assistant Kim Keller. “I dabbed vanilla [the baking ingredient ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Fairfield Ledger

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    Recently, my total idiot of an editor soaked his iPhone in the ocean. He did the whole shebang with the bag of rice, then rinsed it, dabbed it with alcohol, threw it in rice again—and it worked! This allowed him to be thankful for all the hard work that Apple puts into its—whoops! Scratch that.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: North Bay Bohemian

  3. Scandal behind him, founding pastor returns to Cobb’s Trinity Chapel

    Amid wailing rock guitar chords, dabbed tears, joyous cheers of affirmation and standing ovations, Jim Bolin was installed as senior pastor of Trinity Chapel in an emotional service that stretched nearly 2 1/2 hours Sunday at the Powder Springs megachurch.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Quotes

  1. ...his autobiography, the former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio tells of a 1996 league game between Wasps and Bath in which a member of the latter team's staff "dabbed a bit of ketchup on a player, rushed him off the field and got [Jon]...
    on Aug 14, 2009 By: Lawrence Dallaglio Source: Independent

  2. For example, at one point McEwan wrote, "In the way of medical treatments, she had already dabbed gentian violet on ringworm, aquaflavine emulsion on a cut and painted lead lotion on a bruise."
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Ian McEwan Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Beneath this, Polly Toynbee wrote: "There were some damp eyes dabbed with hankies and men blowing noses. 'Don't go,' someone said."
    on Oct 11, 2006 By: Polly Toynbee Source: Antiwar.com

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