rub

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  • Players rub the rock every time they take the field prior to each home game.
  • This remains more permanent, if white lead be first rubbed over the surface. Cited from A Treatise on Domestic Economy, by Catherine Esther Beecher
  • He must get out and rub shoulders with those who were playing their parts. Cited from The Seventh Noon, by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • Some wife or mother may have to rub her eyes for him. Cited from The Walrus Hunters, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • To rub the whole body at once will then be too much. Cited from Papers on Health, by John Kirk
  • And again the head of the secret service rubbed his hands together. Cited from The Secret Wireless, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • Those within could hear his heavy body rub along the wall. Cited from The Eagle of the Empire, by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • She rubbed the windows and tried to look out after a while. Cited from The Angel of Terror, by Edgar Wallace
  • See to your horse at night, and have him well rubbed down. Cited from The Romany Rye, by George Borrow
  • Thus, if one attempts to rub it out, he would be able to.
  • However, he was often told not to move much, as they could rub off quite easily.
  • The rub is that it won't keep for even two or three hours. Cited from Northern Nut Growers Assn, 42nd Annual Meeting, Aug 28-30, 1951
  • A drop of oil rubbed across each side of the saw will make it work more easily. Cited from Handwork in Wood, by William Noyes
  • I will say, though, that she don't try to rub it in. Cited from Torchy and Vee, by Sewell Ford
  • The skin is rubbed over with this five or six times, once a day. Cited from Papers on Health, by John Kirk
  • I sat down and rubbed my skin over with the oil till I was almost white. Cited from My First Voyage to Southern Seas, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • When he rubbed it on himself, he became young and beautiful.
  • He had a moment before seen her; he rubbed his eyes; she had disappeared! Cited from The Three Lieutenants, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I rubbed my eyes and held it up to the light. Cited from The Trail of '98, by Robert W. Service
  • They then may rub and press their shoulders against each other and rest their heads on one another.
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Meaning of rub

  • noun The act of rubbing or wiping
    he gave the hood a quick rub
  • verb Move over something with pressure
    rub my hands, rub oil into her skin
  • verb Cause friction
    my sweater scratches
  • verb Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
    Don't scratch your insect bites!