rub+off

  • 1 rub off on — rub off (on (someone)) to be learned or obtained without any effort. I like to think that my love of reading will rub off on my children. Usage notes: usually used of a skill, an interest, or a quality …

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  • 2 rub off — (on (someone)) to be learned or obtained without any effort. I like to think that my love of reading will rub off on my children. Usage notes: usually used of a skill, an interest, or a quality …

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  • 3 rub off — ► rub off be transferred by contact or association. Main Entry: ↑rub …

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  • 4 rub off — index deface, obliterate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 rub off — v. 1) (D; intr.) to rub off on, onto (the paint rubbed off on my shirt) 2) (colloq.) (D; intr.) to rub off on, onto ( to affect ) (we hoped that some of these cultural activities would rub off on our children) * * * [ rʌb ɒf] onto (the paint rub… …

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  • 6 rub off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms rub off : present tense I/you/we/they rub off he/she/it rubs off present participle rubbing off past tense rubbed off past participle rubbed off if a quality that someone has rubs off, it starts to affect… …

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  • 7 rub off — {v.} 1. To remove or be removed by rubbing; erase. * /The teacher rubs the problem off the chalkboard./ * /After Ann shook hands with the president, she would not shake hands with anyone else because she thought that the good luck would rub off./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 8 rub off — {v.} 1. To remove or be removed by rubbing; erase. * /The teacher rubs the problem off the chalkboard./ * /After Ann shook hands with the president, she would not shake hands with anyone else because she thought that the good luck would rub off./ …

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  • 9 rub\ off — v 1. To remove or be removed by rubbing; erase. The teacher rubs the problem off the chalkboard. After Ann shook hands with the president, she would not shake hands with anyone else because she thought that the good luck would rub off. 2. To… …

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  • 10 rub off — PHRASAL VERB If someone s qualities or habits rub off on you, you develop some of their qualities or habits after spending time with them. [V P on n] He was a tremendously enthusiastic teacher and that rubbed off on all the children... [V P] I… …

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  • 11 rub off on — BE TRANSFERRED TO, be passed on to, be transmitted to, be communicated to; affect, influence. → rub * * * rub off on ( ● rub …

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  • 12 rub off — intransitive verb Date: 1950 to become transferred < bad habits rubbed off on them > < carbon rubs off on your hands > • rub off noun …

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  • 13 rub off — verb a) To cause to come off by rubbing We had to rub off all the graffiti from the wall b) To clean by rubbing. He was wet through with the dew and quite earthy from diving into the burrows the Boy had made for him in the flower bed, and Nana… …

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  • 14 Rub-off —    This is the act of extracting and copying the pattern of a particular garment or item. Some manufacturers will purchase a garment at retail and, using chalk and muslin, rub off the seams onto the muslin in order to steal the pattern of that… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • 15 ˌrub ˈoff on sb — phrasal verb if something such as a good quality that you have rubs off on someone, they start to develop it too Hopefully her enthusiasm will rub off on the rest of the team.[/ex] …

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  • 16 rub-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: rub off (herein) : an instance or result of rubbing off …

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  • 17 rub-off — noun see rub off …

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  • 18 rub off — phr verb Rub off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑dirt …

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  • 19 rub off — Synonyms and related words: ablate, abrade, abrase, bark, chafe, erase, erode, file, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gnaw, gnaw away, grate, graze, grind, rasp, raze, rub away, rub out, scour, scrape, scrub, scuff, skin, tatter, wear, wear away, wear… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 rub off — verb wear away • Syn: ↑abrade, ↑corrade, ↑abrase, ↑rub down • Derivationally related forms: ↑corrasion (for: ↑corrade), ↑abrasive …

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