[ US /ˈdɔb/ ]
[ UK /dˈɔːb/ ]
  1. material used to daub walls
  2. an unskillful painting
  3. a blemish made by dirt
    he had a smudge on his cheek
  1. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
    daub the ceiling with plaster
    smear the wall with paint
  2. apply to a surface
    daub paint onto the wall
  3. coat with plaster
    daub the wall
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How To Use daub In A Sentence

  • There have been several attempts to set fire to the building and graffiti has been daubed on the walls on a number of occasions.
  • They were replaced by shanties and shacks built of nothing more than clapboard or wattle and daub with dark and threatening alleyways between.
  • An scrape of whiskers or daub of toothpaste unrinsed in the bathroom sink. Ann, meet Bob
  • One theory is that ‘a male model was daubed with paint and wrapped in the sheet to create the shadowy figure of Christ.’
  • Women's sanitary products were found behind a drinks cooler and other parts of the office and spit was daubed on desks. Times, Sunday Times
  • Roger Daltrey, frontman of The Who, wore a T-shirt proclaiming Davis's innocence, with the convicted man's name daubed across railway and road bridges. BBC News - Home
  • A can of paint had been daubed over his car. The Sun
  • Her skirt was bedaubed with cheap finery.
  • She daubed the red colour onto her nails.
  • He created a spare, white-daubed, timber-framed presentation that evokes a pagan feeling, yet is modern in offering immediate access to the text. A British Monarch Crosses the Atlantic
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