Why is something dabbing

dab (German)

Part of speech: Verb

Conjugations:
Present tense: I. dab; you dab; he she it dabs
Simple past: I. dabbed
Participle II: spotted
Subjunctive II: i dabbed
Imperative: singular dab!; Plural dabs!
Auxiliary verb: to have
Hyphenation:
dab, simple past: dab | te, participle II: dabbed
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈTʊpfn̩], simple past: [ˈtʊpftə], participle II: [ɡəˈtʊpft]
Word meaning / definition:
1) touch something lightly
2) remove something by lightly touching it several times
3) apply something by lightly touching it several times
Synonyms:
3) puncture, sprinkle
Related terms:
1) tap
3) blobs
Subordinate terms:
1) dab
2) blot, blot, blot dry
3) dab, dab, dab
Application examples:
1) He dabbed on his wife's shoulder.
1) you dab on the material to test its quality.
2) He dabbed his handkerchief on the sore spot to remove dirt and blood.
2) During the race have I keep the sweat from my forehead spotted.
3) She stared at the white canvas, then finally picked up the brush and applied a roaring red to her center Speckle.
Word formations:
Dots, dots, dots, dots, dabs, dots, dots

Translations

  • French: 3) moucheter
  • Dutch: stipple
  • Spanish: 1) tocar ligeramente

Similar words (German):pluck, pluck, pluck, pluck

Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "dab":

Speckle: ... dab, dab Examples of use: 1) He dabbed his wife on the shoulder. 1) They dabbed the fabric to test its quality. 2) He dabbed his handkerchief on the ...

dabbed off: tupften ab (German) Part of speech: conjugated form Hyphenation: tupf | ten ab Pronunciation / stress: IPA: [ˌtʊpftn̩ ˈap] Grammatical features: 1


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dabbed off (German) Part of speech: Conjugated form Hyphenation: tupf | ten ab Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: [ˌtʊpftn̩ ˈap]…

dab (German) Part of Speech: Conjugated Form Hyphenation: tupf | test Pronunciation / Stress: IPA: [ˈtʊp͡ftəst]…

dab (German) Part of speech: Conjugated form Hyphenation: tupf | test ab Pronunciation / stress: IPA: [ˌtʊpftəst ˈap]…

dabs (German) Part of Speech: Conjugated Form Hyphenation: tupf | tet Pronunciation / Stress: IPA: [ˈtʊp͡ftət]…

dabs (German) Part of speech: Conjugated form Hyphenation: tupf | tet ab Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: [ˌtʊpftət ˈap]…

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