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Adjective
Having had a substance applied through rubbing
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“After cleaning the plate, colored ink is rubbed into the grooves and then carefully wiped off the flat surface of the plate.”
Verb
Past tense for to apply a substance to a surface
“Cautiously, overcoming his clumsiness, he proceeded to rub the ointment into the skin of her face and neck.”
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Past tense for to make glossy or shiny by rubbing
Rub the surface until it is shiny, by hand or with a polisher.”
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Past tense for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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“They shouldn't do this, though, because the fiberglass edges can rub on the skin and cause irritation.”
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Past tense for to smooth by rubbing or applying friction
“Carefully rub it smooth with fine steel wool.”
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Past tense for to apply massage or knead, especially with one's hands
“It is important not to just rub the skin over the area, but to apply firm downward pressure with the thumb, knuckle or elbow.”
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Past tense for to remove moisture from (something)
“Rinse it off with fair water, and rub it dry with a clean linen cloth.”
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Past tense for to touch or feel with the fingers
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Past tense for clean, polish thoroughly
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Past tense for to apply a (typically creamy or dusty) substance
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Past tense for knead body parts
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(of writing) Past tense for to erase or strike out
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Past tense for to put a layer of (something) on a surface
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Past tense for to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Past tense for to grind (one's teeth) in pain or in anger
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Past tense for to grind to a fine powder, to pulverize
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Past tense for to grind or grate with an audible noise
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Past tense for to excite heat in by friction
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Past tense for touch or scrape lightly in passing
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Past tense for touch roughly
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Past tense for to touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually as a sign of affection
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