dab says the truth—however frightening it may be—ultimately will keep people calm.
Perspiration is a crucial ingredient, but even a dab of it will do you proud.
Recently, at a pot-centered radio program, someone offered me a “dab” of butane honey oil (BHO)—a concentrated form of cannabis.
Williams raised the end of a white hospital sheet to dab at the tears tricking down from behind his dark glasses.
When dry, dab it with a pad moistened in ordinary lime water.
"It's my own hair, Jenny Walters," said dab, almost savagely.
She turned from bread mixing, a dab of flour on her red, kind face.
But a dab of varnish, a touch of gilding here and there, was all that was necessary.
She suddenly seemed to realize that she was crying, and took a handkerchief out of her sleeve to dab at her eyes and face.
They dab a splotch of sheep-dip on the place and go right ahead.
c.1300, dabben "to strike," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative. Modern sense of "strike with a slight, quick pressure" developed by mid-16c., influenced by French dauber (see daub). Related: Dabbed; dabbing. As a noun from c.1300, "heavy blow with a weapon." Dab hand is British slang, 1828, from dab "expert" (1690s), said to be school slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from dab in the "strike lightly" sense.