DAUB, verb transitive
1. To smear with soft adhesive matter; to plaster; to cover with mud, slime, or other soft substance.
She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch. Exodus 2:3.
2. To paint coarsely.
If a picture is daubed with many bright colors, the vulgar admire it. Watts.
3. To cover with something gross or specious; to disguise with an artificial covering.
So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue. Shak.
4. To lay or put on without taste; to deck awkwardly or ostentatiously, or to load with affected finery.
Let him be daubed with lace- Dryden.
5. To flatter grossly.
Conscience will not daub nor flatter. South.
DAUB, verb intransitive To practice gross flattery; to play the hypocrite.