rub off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyrub off
he/she/itrubs off
present participlerubbing off
past tenserubbed off
past participlerubbed off
  1. if a quality that someone has rubs off, it starts to affect another person so that they start to have that quality too
    rub off on:

    Hopefully her enthusiasm will rub off on the rest of the team.

See also main entry: rub