Complete Definition of "rub"

English

Pronunciation
rÅ­b, /rÊb/, /<tt>rVb</tt>/
audio|en-us-rub.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êb|-Êb

Noun
en-noun

  1. An act of rubbing.

#: Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out

  1. a difficulty or problem

#: Therein lies the rub.

Translations
Finnish: hankaus
Portuguese: fricção f
Turkish: ovma, ovalama

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|rub|b|ing

  1. To move one object while maintaining contact with another object over some area.

#: I rubbed the cloth over the glass.
#: The cat rubbed itself against my leg.
#: I rubbed my hands together for warmth.

  1. To rub something against.

#: I rubbed the glass with the cloth.

  1. To rub against something.

#: My shoes are beginning to rub.

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|ح٠IPAchar|(ħákka)
Chinese: æ¦ (cÄ)
Danish: gnide (1,2); skave (3)
Dutch: wrijven (1)
Finnish: hangata
French: frotter
Ga: mmñra
German: reiben
Hungarian: dörzsöl
Italian: strofinare
Japanese: ããã (kosuru)
mid
Korean: ë¹ë¹ë¤ (bibida)
Latin: terere (1), fricare (3)
Portuguese: friccionar, esfregar
Romanian: freca
Russian: ÑеÑеÑÑ (terétâ)
Serbian: trljanje, ribati, oÄeÅ¡ati
Slovene: treti
Spanish: frotar
Swedish: gnida, stryka (1), gnugga (2), skava (3)
Telugu: à°°à±à°¦à±à°¦à± (ruddu)
Turkish: ovmak, ovalamak
Twi: twitwi

Related terms
rubber
rubbing
rub in
rub it in
rub out
rub off

Category:1000 English basic words


Croatian

Noun
rub

  1. rim

Category:Croatian nouns

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Revision and Credits for"rub"
  • 2007-10-14 18:04 - AutoFormat - +{{rfc-trverb|Transitive verb}}, category 1000 English basic words moved to English section, trans link [[Telugu]]

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