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daub (something) on(to) (something)

To smear something onto something else. I daubed stain remover onto the spot and then tossed the pants in the washer.
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daub with

To apply or smear a substance onto something. I daubed the spot with stain remover and then tossed the pants in the washer. I'm going to daub the hinges with some grease to make that squeaking stop.
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daub something on(to) something

 and daub something on
to smear or paint something onto something else, The painter daubed a bit of yellow onto the canvas. Daub on a bit of yellow here. She daubed the medicine on.
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daub something with something

to smear or paint something with something sticky, such as paint, grease, makeup, etc. The mechanic daubed the part with grease and put it back where it came from. The end of the chair leg was daubed with glue and set into place.
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Ian Town and Charlotte Backhouse - still banned from daubing graffiti on property; One of the trains daubed with graffiti; Charlotte Backhouse works on the graffiti wall at Fusion21
His wife said: ``They were freely daubing their names and we didn't say anything to them.
Shirley Park where yobs are making youngsters' lives a misery and daubing graffiti.
Yesterday at Perth Sheriff Court, Stewart was caged for 60 days after he admitted knocking over eight gravestones and daubing paint on two more.
SIR - The daubing of Cymuned posters with swastikas doesn't surprise me.
Bethell, whose unorthodox cross-examination technique concentrated on asking witnesses what defined art and the delivery of his own thesis on "the greed in art", admitted streaking in Parliament Square and daubing the painting.
A painting of the Mexican desert, with dark green cactuses standing out against a multihued salmon sunset, gradually took shape as she added more color, daubing in increasingly narrow lines and tiny accents.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after vandals went on a wrecking spree trashing ornaments and daubing a house with graffiti.
ARTIST Andrew Vicari has refused to paint Saddam Hussein - because he is daubing Jonathan Davies.
They've sprayed all over it, putting glasses on the face and daubing genitalia in places.