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To rub and rubbing - thesaurus

Synonyms

rub

verb

to move your hand backwards and forwards across a part of someone’s body while pressing firmly, especially because that part of the body hurts

rub

verb

to press and move against an object or a surface

knead

verb

to rub or press someone’s muscles hard

scratch

verb

to pull your nails along your skin, especially because you have an itch that makes you want to do this

buff

verb

to make something shine by rubbing it with something such as a soft cloth

rasp

verb

to rub a hard surface with something rough

chafe

verb

to rub a part of your body in order to make it warm

grind

verb

to make something such as a knife smooth or sharp by rubbing it against a hard surface

run

verb

to move or rub something along something else

abrade

verb

formal to damage something by rubbing its surface too hard

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abrasion

noun

formal the action of rubbing a surface hard enough to damage it

friction

noun

the fact that one thing rubs against another

hone

verb

old-fashioned to make the blade of a knife sharp by rubbing it on a special stone

rub

noun

the action of rubbing part of the body

rubdown

noun

the process of rubbing a surface to make it dry or smooth

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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