rubdown
noun Date: 1896 a brisk rubbing of the body (as to relax fatigued muscles)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rubdown — [n] massage back rub, chirapsia, kneading, manipulation, stroking; concepts 308,310 …   New thesaurus

  • rubdown — [rub′doun΄] n. a brisk rubbing of the body, as in massage …   English World dictionary

  • rubdown — rub|down [ˈrʌbdaun] n 1.) especially AmE if you give someone a rubdown, you rub their body to make them relaxed, especially after exercise = ↑massage 2.) if you give a surface a rubdown, you rub it to make it smooth or clean →rub down at ↑rub1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubdown — noun (C) 1 especially AmE if you give someone a rubdown, you rub their body to make them relaxed, especially after exercise; massage 1 2 if you give a surface a rubdown, you rub it to make it smooth or clean see also: rub down rub 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubdown — UK [ˈrʌbˌdaʊn] / US noun [countable] Word forms rubdown : singular rubdown plural rubdowns 1) a rub with a cloth to dry a person or an animal 2) the process of rubbing a surface to make it dry or smooth 3) mainly American a treatment in which you …   English dictionary

  • rubdown — {n.} A massage. * /The chiropractor gave his patient a powerful rubdown./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rubdown — {n.} A massage. * /The chiropractor gave his patient a powerful rubdown./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rubdown — n. to give smb. a rubdown …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rubdown — noun A massage. The chiropractor gave his patient a powerful rubdown …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rubdown — /rub down /, n. a massage, esp. after exercise or a steam bath. [1665 75; n. use of v. phrase rub down] * * * …   Universalium

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