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Part of speech: Verb

To move something with pressure over the surface of; as, to rub one's face with a towel; to pass over with a scraping or brushing movement; as, the wheel rubbed my dress; to cause to move over with pressure; as, to rub one's hand over one's arm; to clean or scour by moving omething over with pressure; to polish; as, to rub up the silver; to remove by moving something over; erase; as, to rub out a black mark; renew one's knowledge of; as, to rub up one's history; to affect one's feelings disagreeably; as, to rub one the wrong way.

Part of speech: Verb

To move along a surface with pressure; scrape; as, two things rub together; to get along with difficulty; as, to manage to rub along.

Part of speech: Noun

A moving of something over with pressure; a rubbing; as, give the table a good rub; that which makes progress difficult; hindrance; something that is harsh to the feelings; a sarcasm.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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