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Definitions of rub:

part of speech: verb transitive

To move something over ( the surface of) with pressure or friction: to clean: to polish: to wipe: to scour: to erase or beat out: to touch hard.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To move along a surface with pressure; scrape; as, two things rub together; to get along with difficulty; as, to manage to rub along.

part of speech: noun

A moving of something over with pressure; a rubbing; as, give the table a good rub; that which makes progress difficult; hindrance; something that is harsh to the feelings; a sarcasm.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To move along with pressure: to grate: to fret:- pr. p. rubbing; pa. t. and pa. p. rubbed.

part of speech: noun

Act of rubbing; friction; hindrance; difficulty; pinch; sarcasm.

part of speech: verb transitive

To move something with pressure over the surface of; as, to rub one's face with a towel; to pass over with a scraping or brushing movement; as, the wheel rubbed my dress; to cause to move over with pressure; as, to rub one's hand over one's arm; to clean or scour by moving omething over with pressure; to polish; as, to rub up the silver; to remove by moving something over; erase; as, to rub out a black mark; renew one's knowledge of; as, to rub up one's history; to affect one's feelings disagreeably; as, to rub one the wrong way.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: noun

The act of rubbing: that which rubs: a collision: an obstruction: difficulty: a pinch: a joke.

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