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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dab /ˈdæb/
 (v.)輕叩,輕拍,輕撫,輕擦一點,些許,少量;高手,能手,專家

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dab v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dabbed p. pr. & vb. n. Dabbing.]
 1. To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.
    A sore should . . . be wiped . . . only by dabbing it over with fine lint.   --S. Sharp.
 2. To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust. “To dab him in the neck.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dab n.
 1. A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.
    A scratch of her claw, a dab of her beak.   --Hawthorne.
 2. A small mass of anything soft or moist.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dab n.  A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert. [Colloq.]
    One excels at a plan or the titlepage, another works away at the body of the book, and the third is a dab at an index.   --Goldsmith.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dab, n.  Zool. A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dab
      n 1: a light touch or stroke [syn: tap, pat]
      2: a small quantity of something moist or soft; "a dab of
         paint"; "a splatter of mud" [syn: splash, splatter]
      v 1: apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with
           paint" [syn: swab, swob]
      2: hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder" [syn: pat]
      [also: dabbing, dabbed]