rub away

rub away
erase; wear out

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • rub away — index diminish, erode Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rub — Synonyms and related words: Discordia, Eris, ablate, abrade, abrase, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, air dry, anhydrate, annoy, apple of discord, attouchement, bake, bandage, bar, bark, bathe, bite, block, blockade, blot, bone of contention,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rub out — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, ablate, abrade, abrase, abridge, annihilate, assassinate, bark, blast, blot, blot out, blue pencil, bowdlerize, bump off, cancel, censor, chafe, cool, croak, cross out, cut, decimate, dele, delete, demolish …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • rub — [rub] vt. rubbed, rubbing [ME rubben, akin to Dan rubbe, EFris rubben < IE * reup , to tear out < base * reu , to dig, tear out > ROB, RIP1, RUG, RUBBLE, L rumpere, to break] 1. to move one s hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface …   English World dictionary

  • rub down — verb 1. wear away • Syn: ↑abrade, ↑corrade, ↑abrase, ↑rub off • Derivationally related forms: ↑corrasion (for: ↑corrade), ↑abrasive …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub — rub1 [ rʌb ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to press and move your hands or an object over a surface: rubbing the magic lamp rub something off something: Rub off the skins of the peppers when they have softened. a ) to move something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rub — I UK [rʌb] / US verb Word forms rub : present tense I/you/we/they rub he/she/it rubs present participle rubbing past tense rubbed past participle rubbed ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to press and move your hands or an object over a surface The… …   English dictionary

  • rub*/ — [rʌb] verb I 1) [I/T] to move your hands or an object over a surface firmly Scott gently rubbed her back until the pain went away.[/ex] Rub your hands together – it will help you to stay warm.[/ex] 2) [T] to spread a liquid or substance onto the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rub off — verb wear away • Syn: ↑abrade, ↑corrade, ↑abrase, ↑rub down • Derivationally related forms: ↑corrasion (for: ↑corrade), ↑abrasive …   Useful english dictionary

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