HyperDic: rub

English > 5 senses of the word rub:
VERBcontactrubmove over something with pressure
contactrub, fray, fret, chafe, scratchcause friction
perceptionrub, scratch, itchscrape or rub as if to relieve itching
NOUNcognitionrub, hang-up, hitch, snagan unforeseen obstacle
actrub, wipethe act of rubbing or wiping
rub > pronunciation
Soundsrah'b
RhymesArab ... washtub: 23 rhymes with ahb...
English > rub: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn unforeseen obstacle.
Synonymshang-up, hitch, snag
Broaderobstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
Spanishcomplicación, dificultad, impedimento, obstáculo, pega, problema, tropiezo
Catalancomplicació, dificultat, entrebanc, impediment, pega
English > rub: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of rubbing or wiping.
Example"he gave the hood a quick rub"
Synonymwipe
NarrowerscuffThe act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)
Broadercontact, physical contactThe act of touching physically
Spanishfrotamiento
Catalanneteja
Verbsrubmove over something with pressure
rubscrape or rub as if to relieve itching
English > rub: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningMove over something with pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey rub the cake with sugar; They rub sugar over the cake
Examples
  • "rub my hands"
  • "rub oil into her skin"
Entailstouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Entailed byerase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe offRemove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
fileSmooth with a file
glossGive a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
grate, grindmake a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
massage, rub down, kneadmanually manipulate (someone's body) , usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
polish, smooth, smoothen, shinemake (a surface) shine
raspscrape with a rasp
smooth, smoothenmake smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
Narrowerbrushrub with a brush, or as if with a brush
gaugerub to a uniform size
grateReduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing / rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface
pumicerub with pumice, in order to clean or to smoothen / smoothen
puree, strainrub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
rosinrub rosin onto
scour, abraderub hard or scrub
scrape, gratescratch repeatedly
scrub, scourclean with hard rubbing
smear, blur, smudge, smutchmake a smudge on
sponge down, sponge offclean with a sponge, by rubbing
wipe, pass overrub with a circular motion
worrytouch or rub constantly
Broaderguide, run, draw, passpass over, across, or through
See alsorub down, rub offwear away
rub downmanually manipulate (someone's body) , usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
rub outremove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
Spanishacariciar, friccionar, frotarse, frotar, restregarse, restregar
Catalanfregar-se, fregar, refregar-se, refregar
Nounsrubthe act of rubbing or wiping
rubbingeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
English > rub: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCause friction.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsfray, fret, chafe, scratch
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Spanishescoriar, rozar
Catalanarpar, esgarrapar, fregar-se, garfinyar, gratar, polir, rascar, ratllar, refregar-se, unglejar
Nounsrubbingthe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
English > rub: 5 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningscrape or rub as if to relieve itching.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsscratch, itch
Broaderirritateexcite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
Spanishfrotar, picar, rascar, restregar
Catalanfregar-se, rascar, refregar-se
Nounsrubthe act of rubbing or wiping

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