What is the opposite of rub?

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Noun
Opposite of the central problem or difficulty in a situation
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Opposite of the act of rubbing
Noun
Opposite of rasp or rub
Noun
Opposite of a fragrant cream or liquid used to heal or soothe the skin
Noun
Opposite of something that is a source of irritation
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Opposite of a thick liquid or semi-solid cosmetic or medical preparation applied to the skin
Verb
Opposite of to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
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Opposite of to pat lightly and quickly, especially to clean or wipe away
“You'll need to scrub this stubborn stain nice and hard to remove it.”
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Opposite of clean, polish thoroughly
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Opposite of to make smooth by friction
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Opposite of clean with force
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Opposite of knead body parts
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Opposite of to make smooth by friction
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Opposite of damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Opposite of to make sharp or sharper
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Opposite of to come into general physical contact with
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Opposite of to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
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Opposite of to rub an oily or sticky substance over
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(of writing) Opposite of to erase or strike out
“It's time for you to start expanding your vocabulary and add some fresh, new words to your writing.”
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Opposite of rub down
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Opposite of to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
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Opposite of to put a layer of (something) on a surface
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Opposite of to touch or stroke lovingly
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Opposite of to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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