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rub up

vb (adverb)
1. (when: intr, foll by on) to refresh one's memory (of)
2. (tr) to smooth or polish
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Noun1.rub up - a review that refreshes your memoryrub up - a review that refreshes your memory; "I need a rub up on my Latin"
brushup, review - practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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vt sep
vase, tableblank reiben, (auf)polieren
to rub somebody up the wrong way (Brit) → bei jdm anecken
vi the cat rubbed up against my legdie Katze strich mir um die Beine; to rub up against all sorts of people (esp Brit fig) → mit allen möglichen Leuten in Berührung kommen
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(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.
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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