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rubbing British & World English

The action of rubbing something

rubbing in rub British & World English

Apply firm pressure to the surface of (something), using a repeated back and forth motion

brass rubbing British & World English

The action of rubbing heelball or chalk over paper laid on an engraved brass to reproduce its design

rubbing strip British & World English

A raised strip fitted to a vehicle to protect the bodywork

rubbing alcohol British & World English

Denatured alcohol, typically perfumed, used as an antiseptic or in massage

rubbing strake British & World English

A protective strip running along a boat’s side below the gunwale to prevent damage when coming alongside something

rub British & World English

Apply firm pressure to the surface of (something), using a repeated back and forth motion

rub off in rub British & World English

Be transferred by contact or association

rub off British & World English

Be transferred by contact or association

rub noses in rub British & World English

Rub one’s nose against someone else’s in greeting (especially as traditional among Maoris and some other peoples)

rub along in rub British & World English

Cope or manage without undue difficulty

rub noses British & World English

Rub one’s nose against someone else’s in greeting (especially as traditional among Maoris and some other peoples)

rub along British & World English

Cope or manage without undue difficulty

rub something in/into/through in rub British & World English

Work an ingredient into (a mixture) by breaking and blending it with firm movements of one’s fingers

rub it in in rub British & World English

Emphatically draw someone’s attention to an embarrassing fact or mistake

rub shoulders in rub British & World English

Associate or come into contact with another person

rub it in British & World English

Emphatically draw someone’s attention to an embarrassing fact or mistake

rub shoulders British & World English

Associate or come into contact with another person

rub something down in rub British & World English

Dry, smooth, or clean something by rubbing

rub something out in rub British & World English

Erase pencil marks with a rubber

rub something down British & World English

Dry, smooth, or clean something by rubbing

rub something out British & World English

Erase pencil marks with a rubber

rub one's hands in rub British & World English

Rub one’s hands together to show keen satisfaction

rub one's hands British & World English

Rub one’s hands together to show keen satisfaction

rub someone the wrong way in rub British & World English

Irritate or repel someone (as by stroking a cat against the lie of its fur)

rub someone the wrong way British & World English

Irritate or repel someone (as by stroking a cat against the lie of its fur)

rub salt into the wound in salt British & World English

Make a painful experience even more painful for someone

rub salt into the wound British & World English

Make a painful experience even more painful for someone