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Pronunciation: /rʌb/

Translation of rub in German:

v.t. (-bb-)

v.i. (-bb-)

  • reiben ([up]on, against an) (+ Dat.)


  • give it a rub reib es ab there's the rub [fig.], da liegt der Haken [dabei] [ugs.]

Phrasal verbs

rub ˈdown

v.t. abreiben

rub ˈin

v.t. einreiben there's no need to or don't rub it in [fig.], reib es mir nicht [dauernd] unter die Nase

rub ˈoff

v.t. wegreiben; wegwischen

rub ˈout

v.t. ausreiben; (using eraser) ausradieren
v.i. sich ausreiben/sich ausradieren lassen

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