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  • 1 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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  • 2 rub — /rub/, v., rubbed, rubbing, n. v.t. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing or person) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, smoothing, polishing, coating, massaging, or soothing: to rub a table top with wax polish; to rub the entire back area …

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  • 3 rub — [rub] vt. rubbed, rubbing [ME rubben, akin to Dan rubbe, EFris rubben < IE * reup , to tear out < base * reu , to dig, tear out > ROB, RIP1, RUG, RUBBLE, L rumpere, to break] 1. to move one s hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface …

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  • 4 Rub-a-dub-dub — is a nursery rhyme. Lyrics The oldest known printed version from the 14th century goes::Hey! Rub a dub dub! Ho! Rub a dub dub! Three maids in a tub,:And who do you think were there?:The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker,:And all of them… …

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  • 5 Over My Dead Body (play) — Over My Dead Body Written by Michael Sutton Anthony Fingleton Characters 8 Date premiered 20 February 1989 Place premiered Savoy Theatre, London …

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  • 6 rub|board — «RUHB brd», a musical rhythm instrument, developed from the washboard, that is a corrugated metal vest fitting over the shoulders and played with metal strikers. It is a basic part of the zydeco band …

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  • 7 rub in —  Over emphasise; repeat naggingly and irritatingly.    ♣ I did wrong but I wish be wouldn t keep rubbing it in …

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  • 8 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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  • 9 rub — 1. v. & n. v. (rubbed, rubbing) 1 tr. move one s hand or another object with firm pressure over the surface of. 2 tr. (usu. foll. by against, in, on, over) apply (one s hand etc.) in this way. 3 tr. clean or polish or make dry or bare by rubbing …

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  • 10 rub — [c]/rʌb / (say rub) verb (rubbed, rubbing) –verb (t) 1. to subject (an object) to pressure and friction, especially in order to clean, smooth, polish, etc. 2. to move, spread, or apply (something) with pressure and friction over something else. 3 …

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  • 11 rub — [[t]rʌb[/t]] v. rubbed, rub•bing, n. 1) to subject (something) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, polishing, or massaging; move one thing back and forth or with a rotary motion along the surface of (something else) 2) to move, spread, or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 rub — rub1 S3 [rʌb] v past tense and past participle rubbed present participle rubbing [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Low German rubben] 1.) [I and T] to move your hand, or something such as a cloth, backwards and forwards over a surface while… …

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  • 13 rub — 1. noun /rʌb/ a) An act of rubbing. Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out b) A difficulty or problem. Therein lies the rub. 2. verb …

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  • 14 rub — rub1 [ rʌb ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to press and move your hands or an object over a surface: rubbing the magic lamp rub something off something: Rub off the skins of the peppers when they have softened. a ) to move something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 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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  • 16 rub*/ — [rʌb] verb I 1) [I/T] to move your hands or an object over a surface firmly Scott gently rubbed her back until the pain went away.[/ex] Rub your hands together – it will help you to stay warm.[/ex] 2) [T] to spread a liquid or substance onto the… …

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  • 17 rub — Synonyms and related words: Discordia, Eris, ablate, abrade, abrase, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, air dry, anhydrate, annoy, apple of discord, attouchement, bake, bandage, bar, bark, bathe, bite, block, blockade, blot, bone of contention,… …

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  • 18 Rub' al Khali — The Rub al Khali (Arabic: الربع الخالي), which translates as Empty Quarter in English, is one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including southern Saudi Arabia, and areas… …

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  • 19 rub — Friction encountered in moving one body in contact with another. friction r. SYN: friction sound. pericardial r., pericardial friction r. SYN: pericardial friction sound. pleural r. friction r …

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  • 20 rub out — verb a) To delete or erase or remove (something) by rubbing. The teacher wanted to rub out the chalk marks on the board. b) To kill. The first will understand but little of them, the latter over much; they might perhaps live and rub out in the… …

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