daub with

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 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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Unearthed On left is piece of daub with the wicker design and on the right is what may be Stirling's oldest fingerprint, says Murray Cook, inset