HyperDic: rubbing

English > 3 senses of the word rubbing:
NOUNphenomenonrubbing, frictionthe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
artifactrubbingrepresentation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal
actrubbing, friction, detritioneffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
rubbing > pronunciation
Soundsrah'bihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > rubbing: 3 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.
Synonymfriction
Narrowergrinding, abrasion, attrition, detritionThe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
grip, traction, adhesive frictionThe friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
BroaderresistanceAny mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion / motion
Spanishfricción, frotamiento
Catalanfrec, fricció
Verbsrubcause friction
English > rubbing: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningrepresentation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal.
BroaderrepresentationA creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
Spanishcalco
Catalancalc
English > rubbing: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure.
Synonymsfriction, detrition
NarrowerattritionThe act of rubbing together
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishfricción, frotamiento, rozamiento
Catalanfrec, fricció
Verbsrubmove over something with pressure

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