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rub

noun (n)

  • an unforeseen obstacle (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: hang-up, hitch, snag
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of rubbing or wiping (noun.act)
    Synonym: wipe
    Example:
    He gave the hood a quick rub.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of rubbing; friction. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move over something with pressure (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Rub my hands.
    Rub oil into her skin.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause friction (verb.contact)
    Synonym: chafe, fray, fret, scratch
    source: wordnet30
  • scrape or rub as if to relieve itching (verb.perception)
    Synonym: itch, scratch
    source: wordnet30
  • To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action of something moving back and forth; as, to rub the flesh with the hand; to rub wood with sandpaper. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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