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Dab vs. Dap

To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.

“I dabbed my face with a towel.”

To apply a substance in this way.

“He dabbed moisturizing liquid on his face.”

To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

To apply hash oil to a heated surface for the purpose of efficient combustion.

To perform the dab dance move, by moving both arms to one side of the body parallel with your head.

A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird’s beak; an aimed blow.

A soft, box given in greeting or approval.

A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance.

A hip hop dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm, briefly resting their face in the elbow, as if sneezing into their elbow.

One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.

A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially noshow=1; a flounder.

A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus noshow=1.

With a dab, or sudden contact.

Elaborate handshake, especially hooking thumbs.

To greet with a dap.

press against (something) lightly several times with a piece of absorbent material in order to clean or dry it or to apply a substance

“he dabbed his mouth with his napkin”

“she dabbed at her eyes with a handkerchief”

apply (a substance) with light quick strokes

“she dabbed disinfectant on the cut”

strike with a light blow.

perform a dance move or gesture in which one arm is bent at an angle across the chest while the other is fully extended parallel to the first arm, with the face turned towards the bent elbow

“the player who dabs after touchdowns”

a small amount of something

“she licked a dab of chocolate from her finger”

a brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface

“apply concealer with light dabs”

a small portion of cannabis oil or resin, or another drug in a highly concentrated form, that can be vaporized or burned and inhaled

“the patient reported taking a dab of marijuana approximately five hours before his appointment”

“the dab can be heated from underneath with a match, lighter, or candle until it begins to emit smoke”

“the catalogue is being dusted for your dabs”

a small, commercially important flatfish found chiefly in the North Atlantic.

a dance move or gesture, originating in hip hop and often performed as part of a celebration, in which one arm is bent at an angle across the upper chest while the other is fully extended parallel to the first arm, with the face turned towards the bent elbow

“he celebrated on the court by doing the dab”

“his signature dab”

fish by letting the fly (but not the line) bob lightly on the water

“he was dapping the fly skilfully”

“dapping was almost a sure-fire method”

a fishing fly used when dapping

“most of the fish are being taken on the dap”

“hi-hats and daps are the order of the day”

an elaborate handshake that typically involving slapping palms, bumping fists, or snapping fingers

“Lance stopped to sign autographs and give dap to folks”

“I knew I had done something right when one of the students put out his hand for some dap”

“everybody laughed and gave daps and high fives”

A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.

A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.

A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.

A small mass of anything soft or moist.

To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.

To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

To drop the bait gently on the surface of the water.

Dab vs. Dap To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing. “I dabbed my face with a towel.” To apply a substance in this way. “He dabbed moisturizing liquid ]]>