To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action of something moving back and forth; as, to rub the flesh with the hand; to rub wood with sandpaper.
- To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).
- To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.
- To apply to a surface firmly and with friction: rub lotion on the hands; rub dye into the fabric.
- To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly: rub an eraser over the blackboard; rubbed my fingers over the sore spot.
- To cause to become worn, chafed, or irritated.
- To remove, erase, or expunge: rub away a stain; rubbed the sleep from my eyes.
- To exert pressure or friction on something.
- To wear or chafe with friction: My shoes were beginning to rub.
- To cause irritation or annoyance.
- To move along in contact with a surface; graze or scrape.
- To be transferred or removed by contact or proximity: newsprint that rubbed off on my fingers; wished some of her luck would rub off on me.
- The act of rubbing.
- The application of friction and pressure: a back rub.
- A substance or preparation applied by rubbing, especially:
- A liniment or balm.
- A seasoning made of ground spices and herbs, applied to the surface of meat, fish, or vegetables before cooking.
- An unevenness on a surface.
- An act or remark that annoys or hurts another.
- A difficulty or obstacle: "The rub for extraterrestrial life on Europa is that the moon's surface is an icy wasteland” ( William J. Broad).
- rub down To perform a brisk rubbing of the body, as in massage.
- rub in To harp on (an unpleasant matter).
- rub out To obliterate by or as if by rubbing.
- rub out Slang To kill; murder.
- elbows To mix or socialize closely: diplomats rubbing elbows with heads of state.
- rub (one's) hands To experience or display pleased anticipation, self-satisfaction, or glee.
- rub (someone's) nose in Slang To bring repeatedly and forcefully to another's attention.
- rub (someone) the wrong way To annoy; irritate: "One can see . . . how [his] expression of his ideals and intentions must have rubbed many people the wrong way” ( Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).
- rub up on To refresh one's knowledge of: I have to rub up on my French.
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ഉരസല് - Urasal ;ഏറ്റുമുട്ടല് - Ettumuttal ;ഘര്ഷണം - Gharshanam ;തടസ്സം - Thadassam ;ഉരസുക - Urasuka ;പൂശുക - Pooshuka ;