dab on(redirected from dabbed on)
To apply something (onto something else) with light, careful strokes. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dab" and "on." I dabbed on some concealer and then blended it with a make-up brush. Use the sponge to dab paint on the canvas.
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dab something on(to) somethingand dab something on
to pat or spread carefully something onto something else. Dab some medicine onto the scratch. Dab on some medicine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.