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Verb: rub (rubbed,rubbing)  rúb
  1. Move over something with pressure
    "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
     
  2. Cause friction
    "my sweater rubs";
    - fray, fret, chafe, scratch
     
  3. Scrape with the fingers as if to relieve itching
    "Don't rub your insect bites!";
    - scratch, itch
Noun: rub  rúb
  1. An unforeseen obstacle
    - hang-up, hitch, snag
     
  2. The act of rubbing or wiping
    "he gave the hood a quick rub";
    - wipe

Derived forms: rubbing, rubs, rubbed

See also: rub down, rub out

Type of: adjoin, contact, draw, guide, irritate, meet, obstacle, obstruction, pass, physical contact, run, touch

Encyclopedia: Rub