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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.
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.
daub something on(to) somethingand 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.
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.