noun, verb (used with object), swobbed, swobbing.
a large mop used on shipboard for cleaning decks, living quarters, etc.
a bit of sponge, cloth, cotton, or the like, sometimes fixed to a stick, for cleansing the mouth of a sick person or for applying medicaments, drying areas, etc.
the material collected with a swab as a specimen for microscopic study.
a brush or wad of absorbent material for cleaning the bore of a firearm.
Slang. a sailor; swabby.
Slang. a clumsy fellow.
verb (used with object), swabbed, swabbing.
to clean with or as if with a swab:
to swab the decks.
to take up or apply, as moisture, with or as if with a swab:
to swab soapy water from the decks.
to pass over a surface:
to swab a mop over the decks.
noun, verb swobs, swobbing, swobbed
a less common word for swab
a small piece of cotton, gauze, etc, for use in applying medication, cleansing a wound, or obtaining a specimen of a secretion, etc
the specimen so obtained
a mop for cleaning floors, decks, etc
a brush used to clean a firearm’s bore
(slang) an uncouth or worthless fellow
verb swabs, swabbing, swabbed
(transitive) to clean or medicate with or as if with a swab
(transitive) foll by up. to take up with a swab
A small piece of absorbent material attached to the end of a stick or wire and used for cleansing or applying medicine.
A specimen of mucus or other material removed with a swab.
noun 1. (Austral) the sport of saltwater fly-fishing
verb 1. a past participle of swell. adjective 2. enlarged by or as by swelling; puffed up; tumid. 3. turgid or bombastic. verb (used without object), swelled, swollen or swelled, swelling. 1. to grow in bulk, as by the absorption of moisture or the processes of growth. 2. Pathology. to increase abnormally in size, as […]
- Swollen head
noun 1. another term for swelled head
adjective 1. (informal) conceited