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rub

 (rŭb)
v. rubbed, rub·bing, rubs
v.tr.
1. To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).
2. To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.
3. To apply to a surface firmly and with friction: rub lotion on the hands; rub dye into the fabric.
4. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly: rub an eraser over the blackboard; rubbed my fingers over the sore spot.
5. To cause to become worn, chafed, or irritated.
6. To remove, erase, or expunge: rub away a stain; rubbed the sleep from my eyes.
v.intr.
1.
a. To exert pressure or friction on something.
b. To wear or chafe with friction: My shoes were beginning to rub.
c. To cause irritation or annoyance.
2. To move along in contact with a surface; graze or scrape.
3. To be transferred or removed by contact or proximity: newsprint that rubbed off on my fingers; wished some of her luck would rub off on me.
n.
1. The act of rubbing.
2. The application of friction and pressure: a back rub.
3. A substance or preparation applied by rubbing, especially:
a. A liniment or balm.
b. A seasoning made of ground spices and herbs, applied to the surface of meat, fish, or vegetables before cooking.
4. An unevenness on a surface.
5. An act or remark that annoys or hurts another.
6. A difficulty or obstacle: "The rub for extraterrestrial life on Europa is that the moon's surface is an icy wasteland" (William J. Broad).
Phrasal Verbs:
rub down
To perform a brisk rubbing of the body, as in massage.
rub in
To harp on (an unpleasant matter).
rub out
1. To obliterate by or as if by rubbing.
2. Slang To kill; murder.
Idioms:
rub elbows/shoulders
To mix or socialize closely: diplomats rubbing elbows with heads of state.
rub (one's) hands
To experience or display pleased anticipation, self-satisfaction, or glee.
rub (someone's) nose in Slang
To bring repeatedly and forcefully to another's attention.
rub (someone) the wrong way
To annoy; irritate: "One can see ... how [his] expression of his ideals and intentions must have rubbed many people the wrong way" (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).
rub up on
To refresh one's knowledge of: I have to rub up on my French.

[Middle English rubben.]

rub out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to remove or be removed with a rubber
2. slang US to murder
3. (Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football to suspend (a player)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rub out - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasingrub out - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
sponge - erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
delete, cancel - remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
scratch out, cut out - strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out; "scratch out my name on that list"

rub

verb
To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.Also used with out:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
phrasal verb
rub out
2. Slang. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:
Informal: put away.
noun
A tricky or unsuspected condition:
Informal: catch.
Translations
يُزيل، يَفْرُك
vymazat
viske ud
kiradíroz
òurrka/stroka út

w>rub out

vt sep stain etcherausreiben; (with eraser) → ausradieren; (inf: = kill) → auslöschen
viherausgehen; (with eraser) → sich ausradieren lassen

rub

(rab) past tense, past participle rubbed verb
to move against the surface of something else, pressing at the same time. He rubbed his eyes; The horse rubbed its head against my shoulder; The back of the shoe is rubbing against my heel.
noun
an act of rubbing. He gave the teapot a rub with a polishing cloth.
rub down
to dry (a horse) after exercise by rubbing.
rub it in
to keep reminding someone of something unpleasant.
rub out
to remove (a mark, writing etc) with a rubber; to erase.
rub shoulders with
to meet or mix with (other people).
rub up
to polish. She rubbed up the silver.
rub up the wrong way
to annoy or irritate (someone).
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