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What is another word for dab?

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To touch, stroke or hit lightly
“James spoke softly as he sat on Dana's bed and reached across to dab her on the chin.”
To pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
“Alex used a paper napkin to dab the perspiration rolling off his nose as he spoke.”
To apply a (typically creamy or dusty) substance
“You can also dab some foundation on the inside of your wrist and check the colour in daylight.”
To mark with dots or spots
To hit with a quick stroke
To touch or tap gently
A small amount of something
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“Let me show you how to defy your age and get rid of skin blemishes with just a dab of honey.”
A brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
“Just one more quick dab of the brush and he will be finished with his painting.”
A person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in their field
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“He's a dab at identifying profitable investments.”
A strike with a part of the body or an instrument
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“A bear could knock a man down with the simple dab of a paw.”
An attempt or effort towards an endeavor
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