Synonyms of dab
1 patDictionary • dabbing her eyes with a tissue
pat • She patted me on the knee.
touch • As the aeroplane came down, the wing touched a pile of rubble.
stroke • She was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat.
tap • Tap the egg lightly with a teaspoon.
wipe • She wiped her hands on the towel.
mop • There was a woman mopping the stairs.
1 spotDictionary • a dab of glue
spot (British) • We've given all the club members tea, coffee and a spot of lunch.
little • Don't give me too much. Just a little.
drop • I'll have a drop of that milk.
touch • She thought she might have a touch of flu.
taste • He took another small taste.
suggestion • that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan
trace • Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
hint • I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
dash • Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
splash • splashes of ink over a glowing white surface
lick • It could do with a lick of paint to brighten up its premises.
dribble • Apply a dribble of shampoo.
fleck • His hair is dark grey with flecks of ginger.
speck • There is a speck of blood by his ear.
modicum • I like to think I've had a modicum of success.
smidgen or smidgin (informal, mainly US, Canadian)
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blotA blot is a drop of liquid that has fallen on to a surface and has dried.
• an ink blot
dashA dash of something is a small quantity of it which you add when you are preparing food or mixing a drink.
• Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
daubWhen you daub a substance such as mud or paint on something, you spread it on that thing in a rough or careless way.
• They daubed his home with slogans.
Thesaurus for dab from the Collins English Thesaurus