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rub
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 16
1. The act of rubbing; friction.
4. Something grating to the feelings; sarcasm; joke; as, a hard rub.
6. A chance.
7. A stone, commonly flat, used to sharpen cutting tools; a whetstone; - called also rubstone.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. 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.
3. To cause ( a body) to move with pressure and friction along a surface; as, to rub the hand over the body.
4. To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.
5. To hinder; to cross; to thwart.
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