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  1. rubbed 2 of 2 verb past tense of rub 1 as in eroded to damage or diminish by continued friction the brake pads were rubbed away as a result of years of use Synonyms & Similar Words eroded wore frayed chafed scraped abraded shaved sandpapered rasped galled erased reduced chewed gnawed sharpened scuffed ate fretted corraded grazed frazzled ground

  2. verb (used without object), rubbed, rub·bing. to exert pressure and friction on something. to move with pressure against something. SEE MORE noun an act or instance of rubbing: an alcohol rub. something that annoys or irritates one's feelings, as a sharp criticism, a sarcastic remark, or the like: to resent rubs concerning one's character. SEE MORE

  3. v. rubbed, rub•bing, n. v.t. 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 apply with pressure and friction over something: to rub lotion on chapped hands.

  4. rubbed See definition of rubbed on verb stroke, massage synonyms for rubbed Compare Synonyms apply brush caress clean coat cover glaze graze grind knead paint pat scrape scrub slather smear smooth spread wear wipe abrade anoint bark buff burnish chafe curry daub erase erode excoriate file fray fret furbish glance gloss grate mop

  5. 3. : to move back and forth many times against something in a way that causes pain or damage. [no object] The back of my shoe is rubbing against my heel and giving me a blister. There are marks where the chair has rubbed against the wall. [+ object] There are marks where the chair has been rubbing the wall.

  6. 1. To cause some substance to be absorbed into something else with vigorous rubbing. (In each usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "rub" and "in.") You'll want to rub in the ointment when your skin is clean and dry. Spread some of the leather conditioner onto the top of your shoe and then rub it in by hand. 2.

  7. › wiki › RubbingRubbing - Wikipedia

    A rubbing ( frottage) is a reproduction of the texture of a surface created by placing a piece of paper or similar material over the subject and then rubbing the paper with something to deposit marks, most commonly charcoal or pencil but also various forms of blotted and rolled ink, chalk, wax, and many other substances. [1]

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