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To rub and rubbing - synonyms or related words

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

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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