en-verb|inf=to rub out|rubs out|rubbing out|rubbed out
- transitive To delete or erase or remove (something) by rubbing.
#: The teacher wanted to rub out the chalk marks on the board.
- context|transitive|criminal slang To kill.
#: We had to rub out that witness.
In both senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.
Dutch: uitvagen, wegvagen, wegvegen
French: effacer (1)
German: ausradieren (1, 2), wegwischen (1)
Category:English phrasal verbs