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  Definition of rub
  1. the act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick rub"
  2. an unforeseen obstacle
  3. move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
  4. cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
  5. scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don''t scratch your insect bites!"
Similar Words: wipe, hang-up, hitch, snag, fray, fret, chafe, scratch, itch

 

See Also: abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off, massage, knead, erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe off

 

Hyponyms: scuff, brush, gauge, puree, strain, rosin, sponge down, sponge off, worry, scrub, scour, abrade, smear, blur, smudge, smutch, scrape, grate, wipe, pass over

 

Entailments: touch

 

Derivational Morphology: wipe, pass over, scratch, itch, friction, detrition, rubbing, abrasion, scrape, excoriation, chafe, itchiness, itching, scabies, scratcher

 

Anagrams: bur

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Danish: gnide  
Dutch: wrijven   Finnish: hangata  
French: frotter   German: reiben  
Hungarian: dörzsöl   Italian: strofinare  
Japanese: こする   Korean: 비비다  
Latin: terere   Portuguese: friccionar  
Romanian: freca   Russian: тереть  
Serbian: trljanje   Slovene: treti  
Spanish: frotar   Swedish: gnida  
Telugu: రుద్దు   Turkish: ovmak  
 
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