Search Result:rubbing

Overview of noun rubbing

The noun rubbing has 3 senses

  • friction, rubbing -- (the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another)

  • rubbing -- (representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal)

  • friction, detrition, rubbing -- (effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure)

Overview of verb rub

The verb rub has 3 senses

  • rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

  • rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch -- (cause friction; "my sweater scratches")

  • rub, scratch, itch -- (scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!")