2 verb
dot2 past tense and past participle dotted, present participle dotting [transitive]
1 to mark something by putting a dot on it or above it:
She never dots her i's.
2 [usually passive] if an area is dotted with things, there are a lot of them there but they are spread far apart
be dotted with something
The lake was dotted with sailboats.
be dotted about/around etc something
The company has over 20 stores dotted around the country.
Poppies dotted the field.
3 to put a very small amount of something on a surface, especially in several places
dot something with something
Dot the apples with butter.

dot the i's and cross the t's

informal to pay careful attention to all the details when you are finishing something

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