To come to understand. Often used with to or onto :
To clear or clean (a surface, room, etc.) as by brushing with a broom
To paint coarsely or unskillfully
To remove or absorb with a sponge or cloth:
To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
To press (something) lightly against an object or surface:
To be removed by washing
(Informal) Entirely; wholly:
To use a mop to wash or dry surfaces:
Find another word for swab. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for swab, like: heparinised, clean, mop, cotton, sweep, daub, sponge, wipe, swob, dab and biopsy.