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What is another word for rubbing?

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Noun
Brass rubbing
Noun
The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
Noun
Pressure sores
Noun
Rubbing or kneading with the hands, especially of muscles and joints
Noun
Art technique
Noun
The act of applying or laying on a substance
Noun
A sensual, though potentially inappropriate, act of touching someone
Adjective
Scraping or wearing
Verb
Present participle 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to make glossy or shiny by rubbing
Rub the surface until it is shiny, by hand or with a polisher.”
Verb
Present participle 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to smooth by rubbing or applying friction
“Carefully rub it smooth with fine steel wool.”
Verb
Present participle 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to remove moisture from (something)
“Rinse it off with fair water, and rub it dry with a clean linen cloth.”
Verb
Present participle for to touch or feel with the fingers
Verb
Present participle for to remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer
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Verb
Present participle for to apply a (typically creamy or dusty) substance
Verb
Present participle for to knead body parts with one's hands
Verb
Present participle for to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
Verb
Present participle for to grind (one's teeth) in pain or in anger
Verb
Present participle for to grind to a fine powder, to pulverize
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Present participle for to grind or grate with an audible noise
Verb
Present participle for to excite heat in by friction
Verb
Present participle for touch or scrape lightly in passing
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