rub+hard

  • 1 Rub — Rub, n. [Cf. W. rhwb. See Rub, v,t,] 1. The act of rubbing; friction. [1913 Webster] 2. That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction… …

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  • 2 Rub iron — Rub Rub, n. [Cf. W. rhwb. See Rub, v,t,] 1. The act of rubbing; friction. [1913 Webster] 2. That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction …

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  • 3 Rub of the green — Rub Rub, n. [Cf. W. rhwb. See Rub, v,t,] 1. The act of rubbing; friction. [1913 Webster] 2. That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction …

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  • 4 Rub — Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action… …

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  • 5 Rub It In (album) — Rub It In is a country album by Billy Crash Craddock. It was released in 1974 on ABC Records. It was produced by Ron Chancey. The album yielded two singles that went to #1 on the country music charts, Rub It In and Ruby Baby.Track listing#Rub It… …

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  • 6 rub oneself down — ˌrub sb/oneself/sthˈdown derived to rub the skin of a person, horse, etc. hard with sth to make it clean and dry • I came out of the water and rubbed myself down with a towel. Main entry: ↑rubderived …

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  • 7 rub somebody down — ˌrub sb/oneself/sthˈdown derived to rub the skin of a person, horse, etc. hard with sth to make it clean and dry • I came out of the water and rubbed myself down with a towel. Main entry: ↑rubderived …

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  • 8 hard rubber — hard′ rub′ber n. chem. rubber vulcanized with a large amount of sulfur, usu. 25–35 percent, to render it stiff and comparatively inflexible …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 rub — [[t]rʌ̱b[/t]] rubs, rubbing, rubbed 1) VERB If you rub a part of your body, you move your hand or fingers backwards and forwards over it while pressing firmly. [V n] He rubbed his arms and stiff legs... [V prep/adv] I fell in a ditch , he said,… …

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  • 10 rub — I UK [rʌb] / US verb Word forms rub : present tense I/you/we/they rub he/she/it rubs present participle rubbing past tense rubbed past participle rubbed ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to press and move your hands or an object over a surface The… …

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  • 11 Rub It In — Infobox Single Name = Rub It In Artist = Billy Crash Craddock from Album = Rub It In B side = It s Hard To Love A Hungry, Worried Man Released = 1974 Format = 45 Record Recorded = 1974 Genre = Country Length = 2:30 Label = ABC Records Writer =… …

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  • 12 rub — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Rub is used after these nouns: ↑back, ↑spice {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ hard, vigorously ▪ He rubbed his face vigorously with the towel. ▪ …

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  • 13 rub down — {v. phr.} 1. To dry the body of (an animal or person) by rubbing. * /Stablemen rub down a horse after a race./ 2. To rub and press with the fingers on the body of (a person) to loosen muscles or prevent stiffness; massage. * /Trainers rub down an …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 rub down — {v. phr.} 1. To dry the body of (an animal or person) by rubbing. * /Stablemen rub down a horse after a race./ 2. To rub and press with the fingers on the body of (a person) to loosen muscles or prevent stiffness; massage. * /Trainers rub down an …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 15 rub\ down — v. phr. 1. To dry the body of (an animal or person) by rubbing. Stablemen rub down a horse after a race. 2. To rub and press with the fingers on the body of (a person) to loosen muscles or prevent stiffness; massage. Trainers rub down an athlete… …

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  • 16 hard — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. 1 solid/stiff VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ The chairs felt hard and uncomfortable. ▪ become, go …

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  • 17 Hard rubber — Rubber Rub ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of… …

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  • 18 rub — I. v. a. 1. Abrade, scrape, chafe, grate. 2. Wipe, clean, scour. 3. Smooth. 4. Chafe, fret, gall, touch hard. 5. Spread, put, apply, smear. II. v. n. 1. Grate, chafe …

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  • 19 To rub down — Rub Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the… …

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  • 20 To rub off — Rub Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the… …

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