HyperDic: rub_down

English > 2 senses of the expression rub down:
VERBcontactrub down, abrade, corrade, abrase, rub offwear away
contactrub down, massage, kneadmanually manipulate (someone's body) , usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
English > rub down: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningwear away.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsabrade, corrade, abrase, rub off
Entailed byroughenmake rough or rougher
Narrowerchafe, excoriatetear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
raspscrape with a rasp
Broaderwear away, wear offdiminish, as by friction
See alsorubmove over something with pressure
Spanishcorroerse, desgastar, erosionarse, gastarse, gastar, raer
Nounsrubdownthe act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes
English > rub down: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmanually manipulate (someone's body) , usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmassage, knead
EntailsrubMove over something with pressure
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
See alsorubmove over something with pressure
Spanishmasajear
Nounsrubdownthe act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes

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