dab on(redirected from dabs on)
To apply something lightly and carefully. 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.
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.