French translation of 'dab'
1. [one’s eyes, lips] se tamponner
He dabbed his lips with the napkin. Il se tamponna les lèvres avec la serviette.
to dab sth on sth [paint, cream] appliquer qch par petites touches sur qch
He dabbed some paint on the wall. Il a appliqué de la peinture sur le mur par petites touches.
a dab [of glue, paste, glue] un peu
a dab of paint un petit coup de peinture
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Are you a dab hand at dreaming up outfits, and could you be a fashion designer of the future?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Don't forget, the smallest dab will go a really long way.The Sun (2012)
Put a dab of adhesive on each cut end, to bond.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She is also a dab hand in the kitchen - and has plans to open a restaurant of her own.The Sun (2010)
Take a small mirror with you and dab a tiny amount on your cheek or forehead, blend it in and go outside.The Sun (2009)
They're a dab hand at jungle noises, too.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We've heard you're a dab hand at putting up shelves.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Where the murals were intact, he did no more than dab away the dust and grime.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You don't want a solid colour, so dab rather than paint.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Of course Her Maj is a dab hand at putting people at ease and soon had them both eating out of her hand.The Sun (2009)
Add the dab to the roasting tin, put the lemon slices on top and pour over the stock.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Also it came with a rather puny dab of sour cream.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Instead, mix concealer with a dab of eye cream and apply.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Lipstick will make this less cool - so just a dab of balm please.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Technically, you need only a small amount to dab into a wrinkle to fill it in.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Apply on to the spot or blemish with a cotton bud and dab around the outside to blend in with your foundation.The Sun (2010)
DAB radios used to be prohibitively expensive but this one is affordable and looks fantastic.The Sun (2013)
His father may have been a dab hand with relativity but was less good, it seems, at relatives.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Isn't he a dab hand?The Sun (2012)
The X Factor singer is a dab hand under the sink or fixing boilers.The Sun (2012)
The artist was known at times to use his fingertips to dab paint on the canvas.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You can also dab a tiny amount of loose powder over the lips then repeat step two - this should ensure your lip colour lasts.The Sun (2008)
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British English: dab VERB
If you dab something, you touch it several times using quick, light movements.
She arrived weeping, dabbing her eyes with a tissue.
British English: dab NOUN
a dab of sth A dab of something is a small amount of it that is put onto a surface.
She wore no make-up, not even a dab of lipstick.
Translation of dab from the Collins English to French Dictionary