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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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On October 6, vandals daubed obscene graffiti on the shop's front door.
The words "taigs out" were also daubed on a gable wall.
VANDALS daubed swastikas and insults on a Yes office in an overnight attack.
GRAFFITI: Daubed on the outside of Liverpool City Mission New Road church in Tuebrook
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after football changing rooms were daubed with abusive graffiti.
GRAFFITI cleaners have been drafted in at short notice to blast clean racist material found daubed on the wall of a disused pub in Birmingham.
Liam Gill The daubed 'tribute' to Liam Gill, near the depot where he died
Upstairs, the word "grass" had been daubed across the bedroom window in white paint.
Police are investigating after anti-English graffiti was daubed on stables belonging to a Cardiff couple who recently moved to west Wales, while one of their horses was injured.
VANDALS have daubed offensive graffiti on the home of old soldier John Howells, who died last October.
Ruined Daubed initials and names - DV, Mick and Ben - on Beaumont Park's cliff face.
A painting titled Clog Area, 2003, is typical: It features a loosely daubed grid of plastic-toy colors superimposed on its left side by cartoonlike bird heads spouting blank speech balloons and populated on its right by goofy bear heads, trees, and model-train tracks.
They daubed "Gerry Adams and Nuala O'Loan are comrades" - a reference to Sinn Fein suspending seven of its members following the brutal murder.
The powerful rockets were ignited from a crate daubed with language of a racist and abusive nature.
Laing Art Gallery: The Grade Two listed building in Newcastle city centre was daubed with the tag "Kaz" on the fourth storey rooftop area in a prominent position overlooking the main road.